Head-To-Head Review: BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (OTCMKTS:BLMC) vs. Firsthand Technology Value Fund (OTCMKTS:SVVC)

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (OTCMKTS:BLMC) and Firsthand Technology Value Fund (NASDAQ:SVVC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Firsthand Technology Value Fund, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A
Firsthand Technology Value Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Firsthand Technology Value Fund does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Firsthand Technology Value Fund has a beta of 1.25, meaning that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Firsthand Technology Value Fund’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH $20,000.00 690.25 -$850,000.00 N/A N/A
Firsthand Technology Value Fund $3.47 million 18.77 $19.87 million N/A N/A

Firsthand Technology Value Fund has higher revenue and earnings than BILOXI MARSH LA/SH.

Profitability

This table compares BILOXI MARSH LA/SH and Firsthand Technology Value Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH -21.13% N/A N/A
Firsthand Technology Value Fund 311.18% -2.77% -2.49%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.7% of Firsthand Technology Value Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Firsthand Technology Value Fund shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Firsthand Technology Value Fund beats BILOXI MARSH LA/SH on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BILOXI MARSH LA/SH

Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation explores for and develops oil and gas properties in Louisiana and Texas. The company owns approximately 90,000 acres of marsh lands located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of approximately 4.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas, approximately 101 thousand barrels of oil, and approximately 26.6 thousand barrels of natural gas liquids. Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation was founded in 1936 and is based in Metairie, Louisiana.

About Firsthand Technology Value Fund

Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a business development company specializes in investments in start-up, late, development stage, and PIPEs. It seeks to invest in pre-IPO companies. The fund also seeks to make investments in companies with operating histories that are unprofitable or marginally profitable, that have negative net worth, or that are involved in bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings. In addition, it also makes investments in connection with the acquisition or divestiture of companies or divisions of companies. The fund seeks to invest through direct investments in private companies, negotiations with selling shareholders, and in organized secondary marketplaces for private securities. It may also invest in micro-cap publicly traded companies and also make investments in securities of public companies. The fund seeks to invest in private technology, information technology, cleantech sector, and companies that possess patents and other defensible intellectual property rights with a focus on Internet, consumer electronics, computer hardware, computer software, social networking, computer peripherals, solar photovoltaic, energy efficiency, solid-state lighting, water purification, wind-generated electricity, fuel cells, bio-fuels, electronic components, semiconductors, telecommunications, and advanced materials. Cleantech companies include those engaged in the sale of goods and services designed to harness renewable energy and materials, eliminate emissions and waste, and reduce the use of natural resources. It invests primarily in equity securities of private companies in the United States. However the fund also invests in securities of public companies located outside of the United States. It seeks to invest between $1 million and $10 million each in its investee companies. The fund structures its equity investments as preferred stock, common stock, warrants, limited partnership interests, options, other beneficial ownership interests, convertible debt, short term debt investments, high-yield bonds, and distressed debt. It prefers to control, be represented on, or have observer rights on the board of directors of a portfolio company. The fund seeks to exit its investments through strategic acquisition by other industry participants, initial public offering of common stock, or other capital market transaction.

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