Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ: PTMN) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Portman Ridge Finance to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
27.6% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.1% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies 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.
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. As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.6% and pay out 91.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Portman Ridge Finance||-35.34%||5.81%||3.52%|
|Portman Ridge Finance Competitors||37.22%||6.65%||3.39%|
Risk and Volatility
Portman Ridge Finance has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have a beta of 0.24, meaning that their average share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Portman Ridge Finance and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Portman Ridge Finance||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Portman Ridge Finance Competitors||214||733||670||35||2.32|
As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 17.81%. Given Portman Ridge Finance’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Portman Ridge Finance has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Portman Ridge Finance||$27.09 million||-$9.57 million||11.11|
|Portman Ridge Finance Competitors||$122.93 million||$52.78 million||8.93|
Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Portman Ridge Finance. Portman Ridge Finance is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Portman Ridge Finance peers beat Portman Ridge Finance on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About Portman Ridge Finance
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