Reviewing Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (VCV) & Gladstone Investment (GAIN)

Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (NYSE: VCV) and Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst and Gladstone Investment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gladstone Investment 0 2 1 0 2.33

Gladstone Investment has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.38%. Given Gladstone Investment’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gladstone Investment is more favorable than Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst.

Dividends

Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Gladstone Investment pays an annual dividend of $0.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Gladstone Investment pays out 51.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.5% of Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.2% of Gladstone Investment shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Gladstone Investment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst and Gladstone Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Investment 87.19% 7.46% 4.52%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst and Gladstone Investment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gladstone Investment $51.88 million 6.56 $44.76 million $1.51 6.93

Gladstone Investment has higher revenue and earnings than Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst.

Volatility & Risk

Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gladstone Investment has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Gladstone Investment beats Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst Company Profile

Invesco Van Kampen California Value Municipal Income Trust (the Trust), formerly Invesco California Value Municipal Income Trust, is a diversified, closed-end management investment trust. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek to provide common shareholders with a high level of current income exempt from federal and California income taxes, consistent with preservation of capital. The Trust will invest substantially all of its assets in California municipal securities rated investment grade at the time of investment. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in California municipal securities that are rated investment grade at the time of investment. Municipal securities include municipal bonds, municipal notes, municipal commercial paper and lease obligations. Invesco Advisers, Inc. serves as its investment advisor.

Gladstone Investment Company Profile

Gladstone Investment Corporation is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objectives are to achieve and grow current income by investing in debt securities of established businesses that it believes will provide stable earnings and cash flow to pay expenses, make principal and interest payments on its outstanding indebtedness and make distributions to stockholders that grow over time, and provide its stockholders with long-term capital appreciation in the value of its assets by investing in equity securities, generally in combination with the aforementioned debt securities, of businesses that it believes can grow over time to permit it to sell its equity investments for capital gains. It has investments in sectors, such as chemicals, plastics, and rubber, and home and office furnishings, house wares, and durable consumer products, among others. Its investment advisor is Gladstone Management Corporation.

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