Templeton Global Income Fund (GIM) & Equus Total Return (EQS) Critical Review

Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE:GIM) and Equus Total Return (NYSE:EQS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Templeton Global Income Fund and Equus Total Return’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Templeton Global Income Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Equus Total Return $560,000.00 45.87 -$820,000.00 N/A N/A

Templeton Global Income Fund has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Equus Total Return.

Profitability

This table compares Templeton Global Income Fund and Equus Total Return’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Templeton Global Income Fund N/A N/A N/A
Equus Total Return 954.98% -1.33% -0.96%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.7% of Templeton Global Income Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.8% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Templeton Global Income Fund shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Templeton Global Income Fund has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equus Total Return has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Templeton Global Income Fund and Equus Total Return, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Templeton Global Income Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A
Equus Total Return 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Templeton Global Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Equus Total Return does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Templeton Global Income Fund beats Equus Total Return on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Templeton Global Income Fund Company Profile

There is no company description available for Templeton Global Income Fund.

Equus Total Return Company Profile

Equus Total Return, Inc. acts as a closed-ended fund and business development company that seeks investment opportunities in debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of our investment. It also seeks purchase working interests and revenue leasehold interests in oil and gas properties. The company was founded on August 16, 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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