Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC) and CAIXABANK/ADR (OTCMKTS:CAIXY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Medley Capital and CAIXABANK/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medley Capital -134.96% 5.03% 2.34%
CAIXABANK/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Medley Capital and CAIXABANK/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medley Capital 0 3 0 0 2.00
CAIXABANK/ADR 1 0 1 0 2.00

Medley Capital currently has a consensus target price of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 20.59%. Given Medley Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Medley Capital is more favorable than CAIXABANK/ADR.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Medley Capital and CAIXABANK/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medley Capital $96.26 million 2.19 -$15.07 million $0.67 5.78
CAIXABANK/ADR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CAIXABANK/ADR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Medley Capital.

Dividends

Medley Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.3%. CAIXABANK/ADR does not pay a dividend. Medley Capital pays out 59.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Medley Capital has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAIXABANK/ADR has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.4% of Medley Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.0% of Medley Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Medley Capital beats CAIXABANK/ADR on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Medley Capital Company Profile

Medley Capital Corporation is a business development company. The fund seeks to invest in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of small and middle market companies. It primarily invests in the following sectors: business services; buildings and real estate; automobile; oil and gas; aerospace and defense; home and office furnishings, housewares, and durable consumer products; healthcare, education and childcare; personal, food, and miscellaneous services; retail stores, diversified or conglomerate manufacturing; telecommunications; mining, steel, iron, and non-precious metals; leisure, amusement, motion pictures, and entertainment; chemicals, plastics, and rubber; finance; personal and nondurable consumer products (manufacturing only); beverage, food, and tobacco; containers, packaging, and glass; structure finance securities; machinery (non-agriculture, non-construction, non-electric); diversified or conglomerate service; restaurant and franchise; electronics; and cargo transport. The fund seeks to invest in companies located in North America. The fund targets private debt transactions in companies with enterprise values or asset values between $25 million and $250 million. The fund seeks to invest in companies with debt investment values between $10 million and $50 million. It exits its investments between three years and seven years; it holds most of its investments to maturity or repayment, but may realize or sell some investments earlier. The fund may take a board seat on its investee companies and can also offer managerial assistance to certain portfolio companies. It structures its investments as first lien senior secured loans, second lien senior secured loans, senior secured notes, senior subordinated notes, subordinate notes, unitranche loans, and seeks warrants or other equity participation. The fund may co-invest in privately negotiated transactions under certain conditions.

CAIXABANK/ADR Company Profile

CaixaBank, S.A. provides banking and financial products and services for individuals and businesses in Spain and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Banking and insurance, Non-Core Real Estate Activity, and Investments. It offers current and savings accounts, other demand deposits, and time deposits; and mortgage, home, real estate development, corporate, project finance bridge, consumer, term, commercial, and other loans; credit, debit, and prepaid cards; and online and mobile banking services. The company also engages in services, venture capital management, money intermediation, consumer finance, payment, financial, wood and cork, maintenance, logistics, procurement, insurance agency, administrative, and product marketing businesses; and the provision of electronic channel, securitization fund, project, and collective investment institutions management services, as well as custody, security, protection, real estate, IT, factoring, and leasing services. In addition, it researches, creates, develops, and sells biofuel manufacturing projects; produces and sells wines; develops digital projects; rents vehicles and machineries; and holds, develops, manages, and administers real estate properties. The company operated 5,027 branches; and 9,479 ATMs. CaixaBank, S.A.is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

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