Analyzing Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (CRT) & Capitala Finance (CPTA)

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Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) and Capitala Finance (NASDAQ:CPTA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.3%. Capitala Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.3%. Capitala Finance pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Capitala Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Capitala Finance 0 1 0 0 2.00

Capitala Finance has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.35%. Given Capitala Finance’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Capitala Finance is more favorable than Cross Timbers Royalty Trust.

Volatility & Risk

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capitala Finance has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Capitala Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 92.76% 88.03% 74.08%
Capitala Finance -34.43% 7.86% 3.14%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.0% of Capitala Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Capitala Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Capitala Finance’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust $9.13 million 7.95 $10.50 million N/A N/A
Capitala Finance $47.29 million 3.02 -$13.42 million $1.00 8.88

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Capitala Finance.

Summary

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust beats Capitala Finance on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cross Timbers Royalty Trust

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust is an express trust, which operates as a trustee of Southwest Bank. It is created to collect and distribute monthly net profits income to unitholders. It has interest in certain royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The firm also has interest in certain working interest properties in Texas and Oklahoma. The company was founded on February 12, 1991 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

About Capitala Finance

Capitala Finance Corp. is a Business Development Company specializing in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, first-lien and second-lien loans, equity investments in sponsored and non-sponsored lower and traditional middle market companies. The fund targets companies in the business services, commercial and professional services, manufacturing, consumer and retail, energy, and health-care industries. It typically considers investments in the United States. The fund invests $5 million and $50 million per transaction in companies with greater than $4.5 million of TTM EBITDA. It may also invest in senior secured positions in "stretch" senior secured loans. The fund makes minority equity co-investments, alongside management or financial sponsors.

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