Financial Review: Opes Acquisition (NASDAQ:OPES) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NASDAQ:BCSF)

Opes Acquisition (NASDAQ:OPES) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.3% of Opes Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.1% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Opes Acquisition shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Opes Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Opes Acquisition N/A 28.34% 1.26%
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 37.79% 8.21% 3.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Opes Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Opes Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 0 1 0 0 2.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Opes Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Opes Acquisition N/A N/A $1.02 million N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance $99.29 million 10.26 $26.65 million $1.45 13.60

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than Opes Acquisition.

Summary

Bain Capital Specialty Finance beats Opes Acquisition on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Opes Acquisition

Opes Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to enter into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities primarily in Mexico. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in México City, Mexico.

About Bain Capital Specialty Finance

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a business development company (BDC) specializing in direct loans to middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in senior investments with a first or second lien on collateral, senior first lien, stretch senior, senior second lien, unitranche, mezzanine debt, junior securities, other junior investments, and secondary purchases of assets or portfolios that primarily consist of middle-market corporate debt. It typically invests in companies with EBITDA between $10 million and $150 million.

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