Full Circle Capital Corp (NASDAQ: FULL) is one of 544 publicly-traded companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Full Circle Capital Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.8% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Full Circle Capital Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Full Circle Capital Corp 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 7.8% and pay out 151.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Full Circle Capital Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Full Circle Capital Corp Competitors 233 1570 1920 31 2.47

As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 48.75%. Given Full Circle Capital Corp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Full Circle Capital Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Full Circle Capital Corp -11.16% -1.78% -1.24%
Full Circle Capital Corp Competitors -21.17% 7.27% 5.58%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Full Circle Capital Corp N/A N/A -6.36
Full Circle Capital Corp Competitors $238.79 million $43.51 million 295.81

Full Circle Capital Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Full Circle Capital Corp. Full Circle Capital Corp 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.

Summary

Full Circle Capital Corp peers beat Full Circle Capital Corp on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Full Circle Capital Corp 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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