Oaktree Strategic Income (NASDAQ:OCSI) and Ampal American Israel (OTCMKTS:AMPLQ) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

Oaktree Strategic Income pays an annual dividend of $0.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Ampal American Israel does not pay a dividend. Oaktree Strategic Income pays out 92.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.9% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 63.4% of Ampal American Israel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oaktree Strategic Income and Ampal American Israel’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oaktree Strategic Income $47.67 million 5.09 $20.67 million $0.67 12.30
Ampal American Israel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Oaktree Strategic Income has higher revenue and earnings than Ampal American Israel.

Risk & Volatility

Oaktree Strategic Income has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ampal American Israel has a beta of -12.25, suggesting that its stock price is 1,325% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Oaktree Strategic Income and Ampal American Israel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oaktree Strategic Income 11.55% 6.93% 3.42%
Ampal American Israel N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Oaktree Strategic Income and Ampal American Israel, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oaktree Strategic Income 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ampal American Israel 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Oaktree Strategic Income beats Ampal American Israel on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oaktree Strategic Income Company Profile

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. is a business development company specializing in providing financing solutions in the form of floating rate senior secured loans to mid-sized companies.

Ampal American Israel Company Profile

Ampal-American Israel Corp. is engaged in acquiring interests of businesses in the state of israel of that are israel-related. The company investment principally focus on companies and ventures. It operates in five segments: chemical, energy, real estate rental, leisure-time and finance. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

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