TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) vs. Stans Energy (NYSE:HREEF) Head to Head Comparison

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) and Stans Energy (OTCMKTS:HREEF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for TPG Specialty Lending and Stans Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TPG Specialty Lending 0 1 5 0 2.83
Stans Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

TPG Specialty Lending presently has a consensus price target of $21.33, indicating a potential upside of 6.03%. Given TPG Specialty Lending’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TPG Specialty Lending is more favorable than Stans Energy.

Profitability

This table compares TPG Specialty Lending and Stans Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TPG Specialty Lending 48.29% 13.05% 7.37%
Stans Energy N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.6% of TPG Specialty Lending shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Stans Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of TPG Specialty Lending shares are owned by 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TPG Specialty Lending and Stans Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TPG Specialty Lending $261.91 million 5.07 $143.88 million $2.25 8.94
Stans Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

TPG Specialty Lending has higher revenue and earnings than Stans Energy.

Dividends

TPG Specialty Lending pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Stans Energy does not pay a dividend. TPG Specialty Lending pays out 69.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

TPG Specialty Lending has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stans Energy has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its share price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TPG Specialty Lending beats Stans Energy on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

TPG Specialty Lending Company Profile

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. is a business development company. The fund provides senior secured loans (first-lien, second-lien, and unitranche), mezzanine debt, non-control structured equity, and common equity with a focus on co-investments for organic growth, acquisitions, market or product expansion, restructuring initiatives, recapitalizations, and refinancing. The fund invests in business services, software & technology, healthcare, energy, consumer & retail, manufacturing, industrials, royalty related businesses, education, and specialty finance. It seeks to finance middle market companies principally located in the United States. The fund invests in companies with enterprise value between $50 million and $1 billion or more and EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. The transaction size is between $15 million and $350 million. The fund invests across the spectrum of the capital structure and can arrange syndicated transactions of up to $500 million and hold sizeable positions within its credits.

Stans Energy Company Profile

Stans Energy Corp. operates as a resource development company with a focus on rare earth and specialty metal properties in Canada, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia. It primarily explores for uranium, rare earth elements, gold, and base metals. Stans Energy Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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