Multi Soft II (OTCMKTS:MSOF) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Multi Soft II and Bain Capital Specialty Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi Soft II 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 0 1 3 0 2.75

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has a consensus target price of $20.25, indicating a potential upside of 1.86%.

Profitability

This table compares Multi Soft II and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi Soft II N/A N/A -496.05%
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 26.82% 6.87% 3.98%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.2% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.1% of Multi Soft II shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Bain Capital Specialty Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Multi Soft II does not pay a dividend. Bain Capital Specialty Finance pays out 113.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Multi Soft II and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi Soft II N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance $99.29 million 10.31 $26.65 million $1.45 13.71

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than Multi Soft II.

Summary

Bain Capital Specialty Finance beats Multi Soft II on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Multi Soft II Company Profile

Multi Soft II, Inc. is a shell company. The Company’s business purpose is to seek the acquisition of or merger with, an existing company. The Company’s business objective will be to achieve long-term growth potential through a combination with a business, rather than immediate, short-term earnings. The Company has not generates any revenues.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Company Profile

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a business development company (BDC) specializing in direct loans to middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in senior investments with a first or second lien on collateral, senior first lien, stretch senior, senior second lien, unitranche, mezzanine debt, junior securities, other junior investments, and secondary purchases of assets or portfolios that primarily consist of middle-market corporate debt. It typically invests in companies with EBITDA between $10 million and $150 million.

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