Sutter Rock Capital (NASDAQ:SSSS) and DNP Select Income Fund (NYSE:DNP) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sutter Rock Capital and DNP Select Income Fund’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sutter Rock Capital $1.50 million 111.60 $23.95 million ($0.49) -17.29
DNP Select Income Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sutter Rock Capital has higher revenue and earnings than DNP Select Income Fund.

Profitability

This table compares Sutter Rock Capital and DNP Select Income Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sutter Rock Capital -1,111.71% -6.28% -4.22%
DNP Select Income Fund N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sutter Rock Capital and DNP Select Income Fund, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sutter Rock Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00
DNP Select Income Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sutter Rock Capital currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.06%. Given Sutter Rock Capital’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Sutter Rock Capital is more favorable than DNP Select Income Fund.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.6% of Sutter Rock Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of DNP Select Income Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Sutter Rock Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of DNP Select Income Fund shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sutter Rock Capital beats DNP Select Income Fund on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sutter Rock Capital Company Profile

Sutter Rock Capital Corp. is specializing in growth capital, B round and beyond, emerging growth, and pre-IPO investments in late stage venture-backed private companies. It makes direct (primary rounds) investments in companies and also makes secondary direct investments. The fund may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest in the technology subsectors of social/mobile marketplaces, sustainability, cloud computing and big data, social media, mobile computing and applications, software as a service, Internet commerce, green technology and education technology. The fund invests in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company's common equity, and convertible debt securities with a significant equity component. It will invest in companies based in United States. It generally invests in companies with a market value of over $100 million. Typically, the firm exits its position within 18 months of going public, or 12 months after any relevant lock-up has expired.

DNP Select Income Fund Company Profile

DNP Select Income Fund Inc. is a closed ended balanced mutual fund launched by Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. The fund is managed by Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States. For the fixed income portion, the fund invests in bonds. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the Utility sector. The fund invests in stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P 500 Utilities Index and Barclays Capital U.S. Utility Bond Index. DNP Select Income Fund Inc. was formed on November 26, 1986 and is domiciled in the United States.

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