GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC) is one of 573 public companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare GSV Capital Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

GSV Capital Corp has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSV Capital Corp’s peers have a beta of 0.55, suggesting that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
GSV Capital Corp N/A N/A -5.25
GSV Capital Corp Competitors $57.58 million $38.86 million -0.16

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for GSV Capital Corp and its peers, as reported 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 192 1181 1412 13 2.45

As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 39.41%. 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.7% of GSV Capital Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of GSV Capital Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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 -49.38% 6.66% 5.22%

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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