Blackrock Munivest Fund II (NYSE:MVT) and Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Blackrock Munivest Fund II and Goldman Sachs BDC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blackrock Munivest Fund II 0 0 0 0 N/A
Goldman Sachs BDC 0 3 2 0 2.40

Goldman Sachs BDC has a consensus price target of $20.19, indicating a potential upside of 62.54%. Given Goldman Sachs BDC’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Goldman Sachs BDC is more favorable than Blackrock Munivest Fund II.

Dividends

Blackrock Munivest Fund II pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.5%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays out 90.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Goldman Sachs BDC has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Goldman Sachs BDC is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Blackrock Munivest Fund II and Goldman Sachs BDC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blackrock Munivest Fund II N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Goldman Sachs BDC $147.26 million 3.41 $36.15 million $1.98 6.27

Goldman Sachs BDC has higher revenue and earnings than Blackrock Munivest Fund II.

Risk & Volatility

Blackrock Munivest Fund II has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Goldman Sachs BDC has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.3% of Blackrock Munivest Fund II shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.5% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Blackrock Munivest Fund II shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Blackrock Munivest Fund II and Goldman Sachs BDC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blackrock Munivest Fund II N/A N/A N/A
Goldman Sachs BDC 24.55% 11.60% 5.38%

Summary

Goldman Sachs BDC beats Blackrock Munivest Fund II on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Blackrock Munivest Fund II

BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. It is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in fixed income markets. It invests primarily in long-term municipal bonds exempt from federal income taxes. BlackRock MuniVest Fund II, Inc. was formed on March 29, 1993 and is domiciled in United States.

About Goldman Sachs BDC

Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a business development company specializing in middle market and mezzanine investment in private companies. It seeks to make capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, senior secured debt, junior secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last-out unitranche and second lien debt, unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, investments in equities. The fund primarily invests in United States. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $75 million in companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $75 million annually.

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