Contrasting Mentor Capital (OTCMKTS:MNTR) and InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . (OTCMKTS:ICMB)

Mentor Capital (OTCMKTS:MNTR) and InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . (NASDAQ:ICMB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.3% of InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.7% of Mentor Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mentor Capital and InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc .’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mentor Capital $5.28 million 0.35 -$410,000.00 N/A N/A
InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . $34.40 million 2.77 -$14.54 million $0.99 7.06

Mentor Capital has higher earnings, but lower revenue than InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc ..

Profitability

This table compares Mentor Capital and InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc .’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mentor Capital -65.87% -42.36% -29.24%
InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . -48.63% 9.24% 4.26%

Risk & Volatility

Mentor Capital has a beta of 2.42, meaning that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Mentor Capital and InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc ., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mentor Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . 0 0 1 0 3.00

InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.76%. Given InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc .’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . is more favorable than Mentor Capital.

Summary

InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . beats Mentor Capital on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mentor Capital Company Profile

Mentor Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and emerging growth investments. The firm provides passive equity funding and liquidity to smaller companies and owners in the medical, marijuana and social use cannabis companies. It invests in shelf IPO's and public and private companies and seeks to provide public market access to owners of small private companies. The firm specializes in pre-IPO investments in Cannabis companies. In case of shelf IPO's, the firm prefers to invest in companies with sales greater than $40 million. It prefers to take significant position in its portfolio companies. The firm invests only in companies that have earnings. Mentor Capital, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Ramona, California.

InvestcorpCreditManagementBDCInc . Company Profile

CM Finance Inc. is a business development company specializing in loan, mezzanine, middle market, growth capital, and recapitalization investments. The fund typically invests in United States and Europe. Within United States, the fund seeks to invest in Midatlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and West Coast regions. The fund primarily invests in cable and satellites; consumer services; healthcare equipment and services; industrials; information technology; telecommunication services; and utilities sectors. The fund seeks to invest in companies with EBITDA more than $15 million. The fund is based in New York, New York.

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