Oxford Square Capital (NASDAQ:OXSQ) and Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol (NYSE:NXN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oxford Square Capital and Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oxford Square Capital||$56.28 million||5.65||-$9.21 million||$0.67||9.96|
|Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
14.5% of Oxford Square Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.3% of Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Oxford Square Capital shares are owned by 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.
Volatility & Risk
Oxford Square Capital has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Oxford Square Capital and Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oxford Square Capital||-13.93%||10.06%||6.78%|
|Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Oxford Square Capital and Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oxford Square Capital||2||0||0||0||1.00|
|Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Oxford Square Capital presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential downside of 25.04%. Given Oxford Square Capital’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Oxford Square Capital is more favorable than Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol.
Oxford Square Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Oxford Square Capital pays out 119.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Oxford Square Capital beats Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Oxford Square Capital
Oxford Square Capital Corp. is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It is a private equity and mezzanine firm. The firm invests in both public and private companies. It invests in secured and unsecured senior debt, subordinated debt, junior subordinated debt, preferred stock, common stock and syndicated bank loans. The firm primarily invests in debt and/or equity securities of technology-related companies that operate in the computer software, Internet, information technology infrastructure and services, media, telecommunications and telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, hardware, technology-enabled services, semiconductor capital equipment, medical device technology, diversified technology, and networking systems sectors. It concentrates its investments in companies having annual revenues of less than $200 million and a market capitalization or enterprise value of less than $300 million. The firm invests between $5 million and $30 million per transaction. It seeks to exit its investments within 7 years. It serves as the investment adviser to TICC. Oxford Square Capital Corp., formerly known as TICC Capital Corp., was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
About Nuveen NY Select Tax-Free Income Portfol
Nuveen New York Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched by Nuveen Investments Inc. The fund is co-managed by Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC and Nuveen Asset Management, LLC. It invests in the fixed income markets of New York. The fund invests in the securities of companies that operate across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in municipal bonds with an average credit quality of Baa/BBB or better. The fund employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against Barclays Capital New York Municipal Bond Index and S&P New York Municipal Bond Index. Nuveen New York Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio was formed on June 19, 1992 and is domiciled in the United States.
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