Full Circle Capital (NASDAQ: FULL) is one of 547 publicly-traded companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Full Circle Capital to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Full Circle Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Full Circle Capital pays out -40.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.9% and pay out 91.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Full Circle Capital and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Full Circle Capital N/A N/A -6.36
Full Circle Capital Competitors $238.92 million $43.96 million 207.50

Full Circle Capital’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Full Circle Capital. Full Circle Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Full Circle Capital and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Full Circle Capital -11.16% -1.78% -1.24%
Full Circle Capital Competitors -4.21% 7.81% 6.03%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.2% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Full Circle Capital and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Full Circle Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Full Circle Capital Competitors 236 1575 1937 33 2.47

As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 54.05%. Given Full Circle Capital’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Full Circle Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Full Circle Capital peers beat Full Circle Capital on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Full Circle Capital Company Profile

Full Circle Capital Corporation is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. The Company invests primarily in senior secured loans and second lien loans, mezzanine loans and equity securities issued by lower middle-market and middle-market companies that operate in a range of industries. In its lending activities, the Company focuses primarily on portfolio companies with both tangible and intangible assets available as collateral and security against its loan to help mitigate its risk of loss, and cash flow to cover debt service. The Company focuses primarily on senior secured loans and stretch senior secured loans (unitranche loans), which combine characteristics of first-lien senior secured loans and second-lien or subordinated loans. The Company’s investment advisor is Full Circle Advisors, LLC (Full Circle Advisors).

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