MCG Capital Corp (NASDAQ: MCGC) and Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares MCG Capital Corp and Solar Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MCG Capital Corp -9.19% -0.34% -0.33%
Solar Capital 54.87% 7.30% 3.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for MCG Capital Corp and Solar Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MCG Capital Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Solar Capital 0 3 2 0 2.40

Solar Capital has a consensus target price of $23.10, indicating a potential upside of 9.01%. Given Solar Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Solar Capital is more favorable than MCG Capital Corp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MCG Capital Corp and Solar Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MCG Capital Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Solar Capital N/A N/A N/A $1.88 11.27

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.8% of Solar Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Solar Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Solar Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. MCG Capital Corp does not pay a dividend. Solar Capital pays out 85.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Solar Capital beats MCG Capital Corp on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MCG Capital Corp

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

About Solar Capital

Solar Capital Ltd. is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It invests in privately held the United States middle market companies. It invests in leveraged middle market companies in the form of senior secured loans, unitranche loans, mezzanine loans and equity securities. It may also invest in public companies that are thinly traded. Its business is focused primarily on the direct origination of investments through portfolio companies or their financial sponsors. Its investments generally range between $5 million and $100 million each. In addition, the Company may invest a portion of its portfolio in other types of investments, which it refers to as opportunistic investments. The Company’s investment activities are managed by Solar Capital Partners, LLC (Solar Capital Partners or the Investment Advisor).

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