GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC) is one of 562 public companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GSV Capital Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
GSV Capital Corp N/A N/A -4.66
GSV Capital Corp Competitors $57.20 million $39.05 million -0.21

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

Volatility & Risk

GSV Capital Corp has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSV Capital Corp’s peers have a beta of 0.56, indicating that their average share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GSV Capital Corp -1,701.22% -5.43% -3.25%
GSV Capital Corp Competitors 503.23% 7.84% 6.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.7% of GSV Capital Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of GSV Capital Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for GSV Capital Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GSV Capital Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00
GSV Capital Corp Competitors 342 1479 1502 26 2.36

As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 39.81%. Given GSV Capital Corp’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GSV Capital Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

GSV Capital Corp peers beat GSV Capital Corp on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

About GSV Capital Corp

GSV Capital Corp. (GSV Capital) is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return, principally by seeking capital gains on its equity and equity-related investments. The Company invests principally in the equity securities, which are venture-capital-backed emerging companies. The Company acquires its investments through direct investments with portfolio companies, secondary marketplaces for private companies and negotiations with selling stockholders. The Company may also invest in select publicly traded equity securities or certain non-United States companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest approximately 90% of its portfolio in late-stage companies and the remaining approximately 10% in emerging companies that fit within its targeted areas. Its investment activities are managed by its investment advisor, GSV Asset Management, LLC.

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