Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Triangle Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group -4.79% -1,788.13% 4.47%
Triangle Capital N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Triangle Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group $507.22 million 1.45 -$24.28 million $1.17 12.61
Triangle Capital N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Triangle Capital has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.1% of Triangle Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 62.3% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of Triangle Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Triangle Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Triangle Capital 0 1 0 0 2.00

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 103.39%. Triangle Capital has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given Triangle Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Triangle Capital is more favorable than Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

Dividends

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Triangle Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group pays out 78.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group beats Triangle Capital on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices. The firm invests in equity and alternative markets across the world. It employs quantitative and qualitative analysis to make its investments. For its multi-strategy portfolios, the firm employs strategies like convertible and derivative arbitrage, corporate credit, long/short equity special situations, buyout investments, merger arbitrage, private investments, and structured credit. It also invests in real estate and traditional real estate assets including multifamily, office, hotel and retail, loans, portfolio acquisitions, loan pools, operating companies, structured debt products, public securities, and non-traditional real estate assets including gaming, distressed land and residential, cell towers, parking, golf, debt and senior housing. For private equity investments, it considers investments in a variety of special situations that seek to realize value through strategic sales or initial public offerings. The firm typically invests in the energy investments. It prefers to invest in United States. It also manages a buyout fund, Och-Ziff Energy Fund. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC was founded in 1994 and is based New York City with additional offices in Houston, Texas, London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Japan, Bangalore, India, Singapore, and Beijing, China.

About Triangle Capital

Triangle Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in private equity and mezzanine investments. It focuses on leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, ESOPs, change of control transactions, acquisition financings, growth financing, and recapitalizations in lower middle market, mature, and later stage companies. The firm prefers to make investments in many business sectors including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, energy, communications, health services, restaurants, media, and others. It primarily invests in companies located throughout the United States, with an emphasis on the Southeast and Midatlantic. The firm makes equity investments between $1 million and $25 million and debt investments between $5 million and $30 million per transaction, in companies having annual revenues between $20 million and $200 million and EBITDA between $3 million and $35 million and can also co-invest. It typically makes investments between $5 million and $35 million. It primarily invests in senior subordinated debt securities secured by second lien security interests in portfolio company assets, coupled with equity interests. The firm also invests in senior debt securities secured by first lien security interests in portfolio companies. Triangle Capital Corporation was incorporated on October 10, 2006 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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