Contrasting Sutter Rock Capital (SSSS) and The Competition

Sutter Rock Capital (NASDAQ: SSSS) is one of 139 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sutter Rock Capital to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Sutter Rock Capital and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sutter Rock Capital 108.18% -2.11% -1.28%
Sutter Rock Capital Competitors 160.86% 6.54% 3.52%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.6% of Sutter Rock Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Sutter Rock Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sutter Rock Capital and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sutter Rock Capital $1.62 million $890,000.00 -17.27
Sutter Rock Capital Competitors $75.28 million $33.68 million 8.66

Sutter Rock Capital’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sutter Rock Capital. Sutter Rock Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sutter Rock Capital and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sutter Rock Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sutter Rock Capital Competitors 203 574 565 14 2.29

As a group, “Investment offices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential downside of 11.99%. Given Sutter Rock Capital’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sutter Rock Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Sutter Rock Capital peers beat Sutter Rock Capital on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Sutter Rock Capital

Sutter Rock Capital Corp. is specializing in growth capital, B round and beyond, emerging growth, and pre-IPO investments in late stage venture-backed private companies. It makes direct (primary rounds) investments in companies and also makes secondary direct investments. The fund may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest in the technology subsectors of social/mobile marketplaces, sustainability, cloud computing and big data, social media, mobile computing and applications, software as a service, Internet commerce, green technology and education technology. The fund invests in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company's common equity, and convertible debt securities with a significant equity component. It will invest in companies based in United States. It generally invests in companies with a market value of over $100 million. Typically, the firm exits its position within 18 months of going public, or 12 months after any relevant lock-up has expired.

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