Oxford Lane Capital Corp (NASDAQ: OXLC) and TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oxford Lane Capital Corp and TICC Capital Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oxford Lane Capital Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TICC Capital Corp. $69.28 million 3.98 $110.36 million $1.17 4.58

TICC Capital Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Oxford Lane Capital Corp and TICC Capital Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oxford Lane Capital Corp 0 0 1 0 3.00
TICC Capital Corp. 3 0 0 0 1.00

Oxford Lane Capital Corp currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.19%. TICC Capital Corp. has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.94%. Given TICC Capital Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TICC Capital Corp. is more favorable than Oxford Lane Capital Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Oxford Lane Capital Corp and TICC Capital Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oxford Lane Capital Corp 89.48% 26.64% 16.20%
TICC Capital Corp. 94.98% 7.62% 4.83%

Dividends

TICC Capital Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.9%. Oxford Lane Capital Corp does not pay a dividend. TICC Capital Corp. pays out 68.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.4% of TICC Capital Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of TICC Capital Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

TICC Capital Corp. beats Oxford Lane Capital Corp on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oxford Lane Capital Corp

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s risk adjusted total return and seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in structured finance investments, specifically collateralized loan obligation (CLO) vehicles, which primarily own senior corporate debt securities. The Fund holds debt investments in over three different CLO structures and equity investments in approximately 30 different CLO structures. Its investment strategy also includes investing in warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle. The Fund may also invest, on an opportunistic basis, in corporate debt securities on a direct basis and a range of other corporate credits. Oxford Lane Management, LLC (OXLC Management) is the investment advisor of the Fund.

About TICC Capital Corp.

TICC Capital Corp. is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return. The Company primarily focuses on seeking current income by investing primarily in corporate debt securities. The Company’s debt investments may include syndicated loans and bilateral loans. The Company holds interests in structured finance investments, including collateralized loan obligation (CLO) investment vehicles that own debt securities. CLO investments may also include warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle. The Company may also invest in publicly traded debt and/or equity securities. Its portfolio includes its investments in various industries, such as structured finance, telecommunication services, business services, printing and publishing, and financial intermediaries. TICC Management, LLC is its investment advisor.

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