Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd (NAZ) versus Gladstone Capital (GLAD) Head to Head Survey

Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NAZ) and Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd and Gladstone Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Capital $45.58 million 5.83 $18.64 million $0.85 10.98

Gladstone Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd.

Volatility & Risk

Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gladstone Capital has a beta of 1.27, indicating that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.9% of Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.8% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd and Gladstone Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gladstone Capital 1 0 0 0 1.00

Gladstone Capital has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.97%. Given Gladstone Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gladstone Capital is more favorable than Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd.

Dividends

Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Gladstone Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Gladstone Capital pays out 98.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd and Gladstone Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Capital 16.68% 9.99% 5.64%

Summary

Gladstone Capital beats Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Mun Fd Company Profile

Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by Nuveen Investments, Inc. The fund is managed by Nuveen Asset Management, LLC. It invests in the fixed income markets of Arizona. The fund invests in municipal securities and other related investments the income, exempt from regular federal and Arizona income taxes that are rated Baa or BBB or better and having an average maturity of 18.66 years. It employs fundamental analysis with bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Standard & Poor's (S&P) Arizona Municipal Bond Index and Standard & Poor's (S&P) National Municipal Bond Index. The fund was formerly known as Nuveen Arizona Premium Income Municipal Fund. Nuveen Arizona Quality Municipal Income Fund was formed on November 19, 1992 and is domiciled in the United States.

Gladstone Capital Company Profile

Gladstone Capital Corporation is a private equity and a venture capital fund specializing in lower middle market, growth capital, add on acquisitions, debt investments in senior loans, second lien loans, senior subordinated loans, junior subordinated loans, and mezzanine loans and equity investments in the form of common stock, preferred stock, limited liability company interests, or warrants. The fund also makes private equity investments in acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalizations, and refinancing existing debts. It targets small and medium-sized companies in United States. It invests in companies engaged in the business services, light and specialty manufacturing, niche industrial products and services, specialty consumer products and services, energy services, transportation and logistics, healthcare and education services, specialty chemicals, media and communications and aerospace and defense. The fund seeks to invest between $7 million and $30 million in companies that have between $20 million and $150 million in sales and EBITDA between $3 million and $25 million. It prefers to acquire minority stakes. It seeks to exit its investments through strategic acquisitions by other industry participants or financial buyers, initial public offerings of common stock, or other capital market transactions.

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