Gamco Investors (NYSE:GBL) and Global Arena (OTCMKTS:GAHC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Gamco Investors and Global Arena’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gamco Investors 29.89% -223.65% 100.28%
Global Arena 405.15% N/A -308.61%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gamco Investors and Global Arena’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gamco Investors $360.52 million 1.62 $77.80 million N/A N/A
Global Arena $530,000.00 3.21 -$13.68 million N/A N/A

Gamco Investors has higher revenue and earnings than Global Arena.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Gamco Investors and Global Arena, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gamco Investors 0 0 0 0 N/A
Global Arena 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.7% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. 81.0% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Global Arena shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Gamco Investors has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Arena has a beta of 2.86, indicating that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Gamco Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Global Arena does not pay a dividend. Gamco Investors has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Gamco Investors beats Global Arena on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gamco Investors

GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned holding investment manager. The firm also provides wealth management, investment advisory, institutional research, brokerage, dealer, underwriting, and distribution services to its clients. It provides its services to individuals including high net worth individuals, corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, foundations, endowments, jointly trust plans, municipalities, and investment companies. The firm, through its subsidiaries, manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. It also launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds and manages equity mutual funds for its clients. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It invests in value stocks of companies. The firm employs fundamental analysis with a focus on bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolios. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. The firm was founded in 1976 and is based in Rye, New York with additional offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; Bannockburn, Illinois; and Tokyo, Japan. GAMCO Investors, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of GGCP, Inc.

About Global Arena

Global Arena Holding Inc., through its subsidiary, Global Election Services, Inc., provides technology-enabled election services primarily for organized labor associations in the United States. The company is based in New York, New York.

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