Reviewing Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ:PTMN) & The Competition

Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ: PTMN) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Portman Ridge Finance to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Portman Ridge Finance $27.09 million -$9.57 million 10.19
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors $125.59 million $55.06 million 8.78

Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Portman Ridge Finance. Portman Ridge Finance is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Portman Ridge Finance and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portman Ridge Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors 216 723 637 37 2.31

As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 15.38%. Given Portman Ridge Finance’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Portman Ridge Finance has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Portman Ridge Finance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.5%. Portman Ridge Finance pays out 148.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.5% and pay out 90.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.5% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Portman Ridge Finance has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have a beta of 0.18, suggesting that their average stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portman Ridge Finance -88.64% 3.28% 1.88%
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors 27.32% 7.41% 3.44%

Summary

Portman Ridge Finance peers beat Portman Ridge Finance on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Portman Ridge Finance Company Profile

Portman Ridge Finance Corp. is a private equity fund and non-diversified closed-end investment company that invests in middle market companies generating consistent cash flows located in North America. It targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors such as aerospace and defense, automotive, beverage, food and tobacco, broadcasting and entertainment, buildings and real estate, personal and cargo transport, chemicals, plastics and rubber, containers, packaging and glass, diversified or conglomerate service, ecological, electronics, finance, and healthcare. The company was founded on August 8, 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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