Contrasting MVC Capital (MVC) & The Competition

MVC Capital (NYSE: MVC) is one of 149 publicly-traded companies in the “FINANCE” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare MVC Capital to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MVC Capital and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MVC Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00
MVC Capital Competitors 762 3429 4429 207 2.46

MVC Capital currently has a consensus target price of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 23.36%. As a group, “FINANCE” companies have a potential upside of 2.69%. Given MVC Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe MVC Capital is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

MVC Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. MVC Capital pays out 55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “FINANCE” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 59.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. MVC Capital is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares MVC Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MVC Capital 108.96% -1.84% -1.26%
MVC Capital Competitors -25.63% -10.51% -8.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MVC Capital and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MVC Capital $20.10 million $27.32 million 9.19
MVC Capital Competitors $3.15 billion $300.54 million 19.30

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.4% of MVC Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “FINANCE” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of MVC Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “FINANCE” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

MVC Capital has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MVC Capital’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MVC Capital beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About MVC Capital

MVC Capital, Inc. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to seek to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income. The Company’s segments are its investing operations as a business development company, which includes MVC Cayman and MVC Turf, LLC and MVC Financial Services, Inc. (MVCFS). It seeks to achieve its investment objective by providing debt and equity financing to companies, including privately owned (portfolio companies), and by establishing a subsidiary or subsidiaries that would serve as general partner to a private equity or other investment fund(s). It has investments in various sectors, including energy, specialty chemicals, automotive dealerships, electrical engineering, medical devices, industrial manufacturing, financial services and information technology. The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC is the investment advisor of the Company.

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