Financial Survey: OFS Capital (OFS) vs. BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (BLMC)

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OFS Capital (OTCMKTS: BLMC) and BILOXI MARSH LA/SH (OTCMKTS:BLMC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for OFS Capital and BILOXI MARSH LA/SH, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OFS Capital 0 0 1 0 3.00
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

OFS Capital presently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.97%. Given OFS Capital’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe OFS Capital is more favorable than BILOXI MARSH LA/SH.

Dividends

OFS Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.0%. BILOXI MARSH LA/SH pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. OFS Capital pays out 106.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares OFS Capital and BILOXI MARSH LA/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OFS Capital $33.43 million 4.95 $7.90 million $1.28 9.69
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH $100,000.00 233.48 -$670,000.00 N/A N/A

OFS Capital has higher revenue and earnings than BILOXI MARSH LA/SH.

Volatility & Risk

OFS Capital has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BILOXI MARSH LA/SH has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.0% of OFS Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of OFS Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares OFS Capital and BILOXI MARSH LA/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OFS Capital 37.64% 9.17% 4.60%
BILOXI MARSH LA/SH -18.15% N/A N/A

Summary

OFS Capital beats BILOXI MARSH LA/SH on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

OFS Capital Company Profile

OFS Capital Corporation (OFS Capital) is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to provide its shareholders with both current income and capital appreciation primarily through debt investments and equity investments. It focuses primarily on middle-market companies in the United States, including senior secured loans, including first-lien, second-lien and unitranche loans, as well as subordinated loans, and warrants and other minority equity securities. The Company may make investments directly or through OFS SBIC I, LP (SBIC I LP), its investment company subsidiary. It focuses on investments in loans, in which OFS Advisor’s investment professionals have expertise, including investments in first-lien, unitranche, second-lien, and mezzanine loans and, to a lesser extent, on warrants and other equity securities. The Company’s investment activities are managed by OFS Capital Management, LLC (OFS Advisor).

BILOXI MARSH LA/SH Company Profile

Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation explores for and develops oil and gas properties in Louisiana and Texas. The company owns approximately 90,000 acres of marsh lands located in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of approximately 4.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas, approximately 101 thousand barrels of oil, and approximately 26.6 thousand barrels of natural gas liquids. Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation was founded in 1936 and is based in Metairie, Louisiana.

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