Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (NYSE:TPVG) and Elron Electronic Industries (OTCMKTS:ELRNF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Elron Electronic Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC||$64.65 million||6.11||$36.56 million||$1.71||9.29|
|Elron Electronic Industries||$16.25 million||2.36||-$15.79 million||N/A||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Elron Electronic Industries has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Elron Electronic Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC||76.70%||11.84%||8.11%|
|Elron Electronic Industries||N/A||-12.84%||-11.94%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Elron Electronic Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|Elron Electronic Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC currently has a consensus price target of $14.92, indicating a potential downside of 6.07%. Given Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC is more favorable than Elron Electronic Industries.
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.1%. Elron Electronic Industries does not pay a dividend. Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC pays out 84.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
31.0% of Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC beats Elron Electronic Industries on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp is a business development company specializing investments in growth stage. It also provides debt financing to venture growth space companies which includes growth capital loans, equipment financings, revolving loans, and direct equity investments. The fund seeks to invest in e-commerce, entertainment, technology and life sciences sector. Within technology the areas of focus include: Security, wireless communication equipments, network system and software, business applications software, conferencing equipments/services .big data, cloud computing, data storage, electronics, energy efficiency, hardware, information services, internet and media, networking, semiconductors, software, software as a service, and other technology related subsectors and within life sciences the areas of focus include: biotechnology, bio fuels/bio mass, diagnostic testing and bioinformatics, drug delivery, drug discovery, healthcare information systems, healthcare services, medical, surgical and therapeutic devices, pharmaceuticals and other life science related subsectors. Within growth capital loans it invests between $5 million and $50 million, for equipment financings it invests between $5 million and $25 million, for revolving loans it invests between $1 million and $25 million, and for direct equity investments it may invest between $0.1 million and $5 million (generally not exceeding 5% of the company's total equity). The debt financing products are typically structured as lines of credit and it invests through warrants and secured loans. It does not take board seat in the company.
About Elron Electronic Industries
Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides technology products in the medical devices and cyber fields. The company offers BrainsGate, a minimally invasive treatment for ischemic stroke; Pocared, an automated microbiology lab system for infectious diseases diagnosis; CartiHeal implants for cartilage and bone repair in weight bearing joints; Notal Vision, a remote monitoring of patients at risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration; cyber intelligence platform that detects and defuses threats before they become cyberattacks; Alcide, a security and management tools for hybrid data centers; and SecuredTouch a behavioral biometrics for mobile transactions. It also provides Ironscales, an automated phishing prevention, detection, and response platform; Cynerio, a connected medical device; Kindite, a cloud encryption solution; OpenLegacy, a platform that enables the digital transformation process; PLYmedia, a platform for ad networks; Aqwise, a biological water and wastewater treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets; and Atlantium, a water disinfection solution. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. is a subsidiary of Discount Investment Corporation Limited.
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