Comparing Wilhelmina International (WHLM) and Blackrock Capital Investment (BKCC)

Wilhelmina International (NASDAQ:WHLM) and Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wilhelmina International and Blackrock Capital Investment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wilhelmina International $73.20 million 0.47 $160,000.00 N/A N/A
Blackrock Capital Investment $97.33 million 4.33 $20.90 million $0.73 8.27

Blackrock Capital Investment has higher revenue and earnings than Wilhelmina International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Wilhelmina International and Blackrock Capital Investment, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wilhelmina International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Blackrock Capital Investment 0 3 0 0 2.00

Blackrock Capital Investment has a consensus target price of $6.33, suggesting a potential upside of 4.86%. Given Blackrock Capital Investment’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Blackrock Capital Investment is more favorable than Wilhelmina International.


This table compares Wilhelmina International and Blackrock Capital Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wilhelmina International 1.05% 0.36% 0.22%
Blackrock Capital Investment 30.39% 9.10% 6.11%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.9% of Wilhelmina International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.4% of Blackrock Capital Investment shares are held by institutional investors. 64.8% of Wilhelmina International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Blackrock Capital Investment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Wilhelmina International has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackrock Capital Investment has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Blackrock Capital Investment pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.9%. Wilhelmina International does not pay a dividend. Blackrock Capital Investment pays out 98.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


Blackrock Capital Investment beats Wilhelmina International on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wilhelmina International

Wilhelmina International, Inc. provides fashion model and talent management services. The company engages in the representation and management of models, entertainers, artists, athletes, and other talent to various clients. It offers fashion modeling and social media influencer services to clients, such as advertising agencies, branded consumer goods companies, fashion designers, magazine publications, retailers, department stores, product catalogs, and Internet sites. The company also represents artists in the hair, makeup, photography, and stylist arenas to various companies in the media, advertising, retail, pharmaceutical, and music industries. In addition, it is involved in the licensing of the Wilhelmina name to third-parties, such as fashion model agencies; and television syndication royalties and production series contracts; and celebrity management activities. The company has operations in Los Angeles, Miami, London, Chicago, the United States, and internationally. Wilhelmina International, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

About Blackrock Capital Investment

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, formerly known as BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, is a Business Development Company specializing in investments in middle market companies. The fund invests in all industries. It prefers to invest between $10 million and $50 million and can invest more or less in companies with EBITDA or operating cash flow between $10 million and $50 million. The fund invests in the form of senior and junior secured, unsecured, and subordinated debt securities and loans including cash flow, asset backed, and junior lien facilities and equity securities. It's equity investments can be structured in the form of warrants, preferred stock, common equity co-investments, and direct investments in common stock. The fund's debt investments are principally structured to provide for current cash interest and to a lesser extent non-cash interest, particularly with subordinated debt investments, through a pay-in-kind (PIK) feature. It can also make non-control investments.

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