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Great Elm Capital (GECC) Competitors

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Should you be buying Great Elm Capital stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Great Elm Capital include Saratoga Investment (SAR), Silvercrest Asset Management Group (SAMG), ArrowMark Financial (BANX), East Resources Acquisition (ERES), Westwood Holdings Group (WHG), Hennessy Advisors (HNNA), U.S. Global Investors (GROW), Puhui Wealth Investment Management (PHCF), Hywin (HYW), and Monroe Capital (MRCC). These companies are all part of the "investment advice" industry.

Great Elm Capital vs.

Great Elm Capital (NASDAQ:GECC) and Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, dividends, analyst recommendations, community ranking and risk.

Great Elm Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Saratoga Investment. Great Elm Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Saratoga Investment, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Great Elm Capital$21.59M4.51$25.33M$2.204.68
Saratoga Investment$20.36M15.81$8.93M$0.7133.11

Saratoga Investment has a consensus price target of $25.69, suggesting a potential upside of 8.75%. Given Saratoga Investment's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Saratoga Investment is more favorable than Great Elm Capital.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great Elm Capital
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Saratoga Investment
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

38.8% of Great Elm Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.1% of Saratoga Investment shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Great Elm Capital shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Saratoga Investment shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Saratoga Investment had 6 more articles in the media than Great Elm Capital. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for Saratoga Investment and 3 mentions for Great Elm Capital. Great Elm Capital's average media sentiment score of 0.95 beat Saratoga Investment's score of 0.40 indicating that Great Elm Capital is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Great Elm Capital Positive
Saratoga Investment Neutral

Great Elm Capital has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Saratoga Investment has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Great Elm Capital has a net margin of 46.02% compared to Saratoga Investment's net margin of 6.22%. Saratoga Investment's return on equity of 14.53% beat Great Elm Capital's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great Elm Capital46.02% 12.63% 4.71%
Saratoga Investment 6.22%14.53%4.45%

Great Elm Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.6%. Saratoga Investment pays an annual dividend of $2.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. Great Elm Capital pays out 63.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Saratoga Investment pays out 416.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Great Elm Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Saratoga Investment received 27 more outperform votes than Great Elm Capital when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.65% of users gave Great Elm Capital an outperform vote while only 58.02% of users gave Saratoga Investment an outperform vote.

Great Elm CapitalOutperform Votes
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Saratoga InvestmentOutperform Votes
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Great Elm Capital beats Saratoga Investment on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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GECC vs. The Competition

MetricGreat Elm CapitalInvestment advice IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$97.26M$9.37B$8.88B$8.05B
Dividend Yield13.62%23.96%10.73%3.97%
P/E Ratio4.6842.1357.7115.77
Price / Sales4.517.163,565.8772.66
Price / CashN/A16.3327.7331.30
Price / Book0.823.483.104.57
Net Income$25.33M$308.03M$1.01B$213.29M
7 Day Performance0.88%-0.64%-1.50%-1.13%
1 Month Performance-0.77%0.25%0.96%2.17%
1 Year Performance29.43%23.04%22.74%6.99%

Great Elm Capital Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Saratoga Investment
1.079 of 5 stars
-13.7%$324.42M$143.72M33.355Dividend Increase
Silvercrest Asset Management Group
3.362 of 5 stars
N/A-20.4%$209.76M$117.41M15.87149Positive News
ArrowMark Financial
0 of 5 stars
N/A+12.4%$130.33M$17.36M0.00N/AShort Interest ↓
News Coverage
Positive News
East Resources Acquisition
0 of 5 stars
N/A+13.7%$122.85MN/A0.006Gap Up
Westwood Holdings Group
0 of 5 stars
N/A-0.9%$117.59M$89.78M9.29N/AShort Interest ↑
Hennessy Advisors
1.4403 of 5 stars
N/A+1.0%$55.68M$24.02M10.6616Positive News
U.S. Global Investors
2.7132 of 5 stars
N/A+1.5%$36.58M$15.07M21.9221Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Puhui Wealth Investment Management
0 of 5 stars
N/AN/AN/A$3.69M$2.44M0.0040Positive News
0 of 5 stars
N/A-91.8%$0.00$301.28M0.002,905News Coverage
Monroe Capital
2.1496 of 5 stars
-0.1%$0.00$64.30M737.74N/AShort Interest ↓

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This page (NASDAQ:GECC) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by Staff

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