Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ: GEC) is one of 65 public companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Great Elm Capital Group to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great Elm Capital Group N/A -28.99% -21.24%
Great Elm Capital Group Competitors -62.15% -91.89% -16.29%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Great Elm Capital Group $4.93 million -$7.25 million 1.18
Great Elm Capital Group Competitors $761.46 million $137.65 million -12.12

Great Elm Capital Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Great Elm Capital Group. Great Elm Capital Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Great Elm Capital Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great Elm Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Great Elm Capital Group Competitors 178 1503 2851 96 2.62

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 5.63%. Given Great Elm Capital Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Great Elm Capital Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.6% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Great Elm Capital Group rivals beat Great Elm Capital Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Great Elm Capital Group Company Profile

Great Elm Capital Group, Inc., formerly Unwired Planet, Inc., is a holding company. The Company makes investments in businesses and assets in various industries. The Company’s investment for long-term value creation is in the asset management business. The Company continues to explore other opportunities in the investment management business, including other business development companies (BDCs) that trade at a discount to their net asset value. The Company intends to build a diversified investment company consisting of the following three business lines: investment management, financial products and merchant banking. It is embarking on a program of creating bespoke financial products and creating a pipeline of acquisition opportunities. The Company’s subsidiary is Great Elm Capital Corporation (GECC).

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