Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF) and AdaptHealth (NASDAQ:AHCO) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Bain Capital Specialty Finance and AdaptHealth, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Bain Capital Specialty Finance||0||1||0||0||2.00|
AdaptHealth has a consensus price target of $12.67, indicating a potential upside of 7.99%. Given AdaptHealth’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AdaptHealth is more favorable than Bain Capital Specialty Finance.
This table compares Bain Capital Specialty Finance and AdaptHealth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Bain Capital Specialty Finance||37.79%||8.21%||3.66%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Bain Capital Specialty Finance and AdaptHealth’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bain Capital Specialty Finance||$99.29 million||10.24||$26.65 million||$1.45||13.58|
Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than AdaptHealth. Bain Capital Specialty Finance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AdaptHealth, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
35.1% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.1% of AdaptHealth shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
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.
AdaptHealth, LLC distributes home medical equipment. The Company offers mobility products, respiratory therapy, non- invasive ventilation, nutrition supplies, ocean home health products, sleep therapy supplies, bed lifts, seat lift chairs, and bath aids. AdaptHealth, LLC was founded in 2012 and is based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
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