Alabama Graphite (OTCMKTS:CSPGF) and Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
This table compares Alabama Graphite and Goldman Sachs BDC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Goldman Sachs BDC||36.58%||11.46%||6.26%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alabama Graphite and Goldman Sachs BDC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Goldman Sachs BDC||$146.73 million||5.63||$53.68 million||$2.06||9.97|
Goldman Sachs BDC has higher revenue and earnings than Alabama Graphite.
Goldman Sachs BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. Alabama Graphite does not pay a dividend. Goldman Sachs BDC pays out 87.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Goldman Sachs BDC has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Alabama Graphite and Goldman Sachs BDC, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Goldman Sachs BDC||0||2||4||1||2.86|
Goldman Sachs BDC has a consensus price target of $22.35, suggesting a potential upside of 8.87%. Given Goldman Sachs BDC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Goldman Sachs BDC is more favorable than Alabama Graphite.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.0% of Alabama Graphite shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.9% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Goldman Sachs BDC beats Alabama Graphite on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alabama Graphite Company Profile
Alabama Graphite Corp., through its subsidiary Alabama Graphite Company, Inc. engages in the exploration, evaluation, and development of graphite mineral properties in the United States. The company's flagship project is the Coosa graphite project covering an area of 42,000 acres located in Coosa County, Alabama. It also holds 100% interest in the Bama mine project, which covers an area of 1,300 acres located in Chilton County, Alabama. The company was formerly known as Keymark Resources Inc. and changed its name to Alabama Graphite Corp. in August 2012. Alabama Graphite Corp. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a business development company specializing in middle market and mezzanine investment in private companies. It seeks to make capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, senior secured debt, junior secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last-out unitranche and second lien debt, unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, investments in equities. The fund primarily invests in United States. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $75 million in companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $75 million annually.
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