Technology Investment Capital (NASDAQ: OXSQ) is one of 135 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Technology Investment Capital to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
Technology Investment Capital has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Technology Investment Capital’s rivals have a beta of 0.45, meaning that their average share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.7% of Technology Investment Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.9% of shares of all “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Technology Investment Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of shares of all “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Technology Investment Capital and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Technology Investment Capital||$61.42 million||$43.60 million||11.67|
|Technology Investment Capital Competitors||$72.95 million||$36.81 million||5.45|
Technology Investment Capital’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Technology Investment Capital. Technology Investment Capital is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Technology Investment Capital and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Technology Investment Capital||73.85%||7.95%||5.85%|
|Technology Investment Capital Competitors||-17.33%||6.87%||4.06%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Technology Investment Capital and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Technology Investment Capital||2||0||1||0||1.67|
|Technology Investment Capital Competitors||101||433||478||6||2.38|
Technology Investment Capital presently has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential downside of 21.43%. As a group, “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential downside of 2.92%. Given Technology Investment Capital’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Technology Investment Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Technology Investment Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. Technology Investment Capital pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.0% and pay out 110.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Technology Investment Capital rivals beat Technology Investment Capital on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Technology Investment Capital Company Profile
TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The firm invests in both public and private companies. It invests in secured and unsecured senior debt, subordinated debt, junior subordinated debt, preferred stock, and common stock. The firm primarily invests in debt and/or equity securities of technology-related companies that operate in the computer software, Internet, information technology infrastructure and services, media, telecommunications and telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, hardware, technology-enabled services, semiconductor capital equipment, medical device technology, diversified technology, and networking systems sectors. It concentrates its investments in companies having annual revenues of less than $200 million and a market capitalization or enterprise value of less than $300 million. The firm invests between $5 million and $30 million per transaction. It seeks to exit its investments within 7 years. It serves as the investment adviser to TICC. TICC Capital Corp., formerly known as Technology Investment Capital Corp., was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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