Global Arena (GAHC) versus Associated Capital Group (AC) Critical Review

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Global Arena (OTCMKTS:GAHC) and Associated Capital Group (NYSE:AC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Global Arena and Associated Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Arena -69.76% N/A -330.00%
Associated Capital Group -255.05% -4.05% -3.70%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.7% of Associated Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Global Arena shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 82.2% of Associated Capital Group 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Global Arena and Associated Capital Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Arena 0 0 0 0 N/A
Associated Capital Group 0 2 1 0 2.33

Associated Capital Group has a consensus price target of $40.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.67%. Given Associated Capital Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Associated Capital Group is more favorable than Global Arena.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Arena and Associated Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Arena $530,000.00 8.56 -$13.68 million N/A N/A
Associated Capital Group $22.78 million 39.36 -$58.10 million N/A N/A

Global Arena has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Associated Capital Group.

Dividends

Associated Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Global Arena does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Global Arena has a beta of 2.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Associated Capital Group has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Associated Capital Group beats Global Arena on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Arena Company Profile

Global Arena Holding Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc., provides technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations in the United States. The company is based in New York, New York.

Associated Capital Group Company Profile

Associated Capital Group, Inc. provides investment advisory and asset management services in the United States. It offers alternative investment management, institutional research, and underwriting services. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Rye, New York.

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