Financial Contrast: BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (BLMC) & Portman Ridge Finance (PTMN)

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (OTCMKTS:BLMC) and Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ:PTMN) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Portman Ridge Finance has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Portman Ridge Finance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH $20,000.00 N/A -$850,000.00 N/A N/A
Portman Ridge Finance $27.09 million 4.15 -$9.57 million $0.27 11.15

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Portman Ridge Finance.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Portman Ridge Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Portman Ridge Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Portman Ridge Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH -12.34% N/A N/A
Portman Ridge Finance -35.34% 5.81% 3.52%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.6% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Portman Ridge Finance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. Portman Ridge Finance pays out 148.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Portman Ridge Finance beats BILOXI MARSH LA/SH on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BILOXI MARSH LA/SH

Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation explores for and develops oil and gas properties in Louisiana and Texas. The company owns approximately 90,000 acres of marsh lands located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of approximately 4.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas, approximately 101 thousand barrels of oil, and approximately 26.6 thousand barrels of natural gas liquids. Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation was founded in 1936 and is based in Metairie, Louisiana.

About Portman Ridge Finance

There is no company description available for Portman Ridge Finance Corp.

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