BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: BKCC) and Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE:ETV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation and Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation -5.04% 7.20% 4.51%
Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation and Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation N/A N/A N/A ($0.07) -104.71
Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation and Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport 0 0 0 0 N/A

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.14%. Given BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation is more favorable than Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport.

Dividends

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.8%. Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport does not pay a dividend. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation pays out -1,028.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.0% of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation beats Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation Company Profile

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation is an externally-managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through its debt and equity investments. The Company provides middle-market companies with a range of financing solutions, including senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, and equity securities. Its targeted investment typically ranges between $10 million and $50 million. The Company generally seeks to invest in companies that operate in a range of industries. The Company’s investments are in senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated loans to the United States private and certain public middle-market companies. The Company’s investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC.

Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport Company Profile

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund is a United States-based diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide income and gains, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. It invests in a portfolio of common stocks and writes call options on one or more United States indices on a substantial portion of the value of its common stock portfolio to generate earnings from the option. It evaluates returns on an after tax basis and seeks to minimize and defer federal income taxes incurred by shareholders in connection with their investment in the Fund. Its portfolio of investments include hotels, restaurants and leisure; life sciences tools and services; software; technology hardware, storage and peripherals; technology hardware, storage and peripherals, and personal products, among others. Its investment advisor is Eaton Vance Management and its sub-advisor is Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC.

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