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Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) Competitors

$12.37
+0.09 (+0.73%)
(As of 07/17/2024 ET)

HRZN vs. VRTS, OCSL, CSWC, TCPC, SLRC, FDUS, GLAD, GAIN, PNNT, and DHIL

Should you be buying Horizon Technology Finance stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Horizon Technology Finance include Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS), Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL), Capital Southwest (CSWC), BlackRock TCP Capital (TCPC), SLR Investment (SLRC), Fidus Investment (FDUS), Gladstone Capital (GLAD), Gladstone Investment (GAIN), PennantPark Investment (PNNT), and Diamond Hill Investment Group (DHIL). These companies are all part of the "asset management & custody banks" industry.

Horizon Technology Finance vs.

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) and Horizon Technology Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and media sentiment.

In the previous week, Horizon Technology Finance had 1 more articles in the media than Virtus Investment Partners. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Horizon Technology Finance and 2 mentions for Virtus Investment Partners. Virtus Investment Partners' average media sentiment score of 1.60 beat Horizon Technology Finance's score of 0.85 indicating that Horizon Technology Finance is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Virtus Investment Partners
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Horizon Technology Finance
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive

80.5% of Virtus Investment Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.9% of Horizon Technology Finance shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Virtus Investment Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Horizon Technology Finance shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Virtus Investment Partners pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Horizon Technology Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Virtus Investment Partners pays out 45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Horizon Technology Finance pays out -314.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Horizon Technology Finance is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Virtus Investment Partners has a net margin of 14.02% compared to Virtus Investment Partners' net margin of -12.40%. Horizon Technology Finance's return on equity of 19.61% beat Virtus Investment Partners' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Virtus Investment Partners14.02% 19.61% 4.65%
Horizon Technology Finance -12.40%17.98%7.66%

Virtus Investment Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Horizon Technology Finance. Horizon Technology Finance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Virtus Investment Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Virtus Investment Partners$845.27M2.07$130.62M$16.6014.75
Horizon Technology Finance-$6.35M-68.28-$17.18M-$0.42-29.45

Virtus Investment Partners currently has a consensus target price of $245.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.06%. Horizon Technology Finance has a consensus target price of $10.38, suggesting a potential downside of 16.13%. Given Horizon Technology Finance's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Virtus Investment Partners is more favorable than Horizon Technology Finance.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Virtus Investment Partners
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Horizon Technology Finance
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.60

Virtus Investment Partners has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Horizon Technology Finance has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Virtus Investment Partners received 40 more outperform votes than Horizon Technology Finance when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 54.51% of users gave Horizon Technology Finance an outperform vote while only 53.55% of users gave Virtus Investment Partners an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Virtus Investment PartnersOutperform Votes
324
53.55%
Underperform Votes
281
46.45%
Horizon Technology FinanceOutperform Votes
284
54.51%
Underperform Votes
237
45.49%

Summary

Virtus Investment Partners beats Horizon Technology Finance on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HRZN vs. The Competition

MetricHorizon Technology FinanceInvestment offices IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$433.91M$7.94B$9.73B$8.53B
Dividend Yield10.56%6.18%10.33%4.01%
P/E Ratio-29.450.4461.5418.34
Price / Sales-68.2820.353,464.54104.54
Price / Cash6.617.9628.7233.69
Price / Book1.271.002.654.55
Net Income-$17.18M$73.96M$1.01B$216.32M
7 Day Performance-0.72%0.27%3.33%3.56%
1 Month Performance5.10%2.70%6.74%7.91%
1 Year Performance-2.52%5.33%14.76%2.45%

Horizon Technology Finance Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VRTS
Virtus Investment Partners
1.7167 of 5 stars
1.72 / 5 stars
$230.93
+0.5%
$245.00
+6.1%
+17.8%$1.65B$845.27M13.91824
OCSL
Oaktree Specialty Lending
2.518 of 5 stars
2.52 / 5 stars
$18.55
-0.3%
$20.67
+11.4%
-10.1%$1.51B$379.29M13.84N/APositive News
CSWC
Capital Southwest
1.4856 of 5 stars
1.49 / 5 stars
$26.98
-0.3%
$25.50
-5.5%
+27.3%$1.24B$178.13M13.1620News Coverage
TCPC
BlackRock TCP Capital
1.6457 of 5 stars
1.65 / 5 stars
$11.01
-0.1%
$10.67
-3.1%
-5.0%$942.35M$209.33M31.4619,800News Coverage
Positive News
SLRC
SLR Investment
1.9444 of 5 stars
1.94 / 5 stars
$16.19
+0.4%
$14.88
-8.1%
+10.0%$883.33M$229.31M9.10N/APositive News
FDUS
Fidus Investment
3.0366 of 5 stars
3.04 / 5 stars
$19.76
+0.6%
$22.00
+11.3%
-3.3%$623.43M$130.11M6.79N/APositive News
GLAD
Gladstone Capital
0.8034 of 5 stars
0.80 / 5 stars
$24.59
+1.5%
N/A+12.7%$534.83M$86.43M8.9170Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
GAIN
Gladstone Investment
0.5113 of 5 stars
0.51 / 5 stars
$14.26
+1.4%
$14.00
-1.8%
+4.2%$523.20M$87.31M5.7570Dividend Announcement
PNNT
PennantPark Investment
0.3093 of 5 stars
0.31 / 5 stars
$7.83
+0.4%
$6.94
-11.4%
+17.3%$510.67M$145.37M8.51N/AEx-Dividend
Analyst Forecast
DHIL
Diamond Hill Investment Group
3.0894 of 5 stars
3.09 / 5 stars
$147.12
+1.0%
N/A-15.5%$407.52M$136.72M9.97130Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:HRZN) was last updated on 7/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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