Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE: TYG) and MCG Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MCGC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation and MCG Capital Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MCG Capital Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.1% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation and MCG Capital Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation N/A N/A N/A
MCG Capital Corp -9.19% -0.34% -0.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation and MCG Capital Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
MCG Capital Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.66%. Given Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation is more favorable than MCG Capital Corp.

Dividends

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. MCG Capital Corp does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation beats MCG Capital Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation Company Profile

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks a high level of total return with a focus on current distributions paid to stockholders. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of master limited partnerships (MLPs) and their affiliates that transport, gather, process or store natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined petroleum products. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 90% of its total assets (including assets obtained through leverage) in securities of energy infrastructure companies and at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of MLPs. The Fund may invest up to 30% of its total assets in restricted securities, primarily through direct placements. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in debt securities, including those rated below investment grade. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is the investment advisor of the Fund.

MCG Capital Corp Company Profile

PFLT Funding II, LLC, formerly MCG Capital Corporation, is a United States-based company. The Company provides products and services.

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