Concrete Pumping (NASDAQ:BBCP) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Bain Capital Specialty Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.4%. Concrete Pumping does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Concrete Pumping and Bain Capital Specialty Finance, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concrete Pumping 0 0 1 0 3.00
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 0 1 3 0 2.75

Concrete Pumping currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 47.60%. Bain Capital Specialty Finance has a consensus price target of $20.25, suggesting a potential upside of 16.58%. Given Concrete Pumping’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Concrete Pumping is more favorable than Bain Capital Specialty Finance.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Concrete Pumping and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concrete Pumping N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance $24.60 million 30.94 $19.29 million N/A N/A

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than Concrete Pumping.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.6% of Concrete Pumping shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Concrete Pumping and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concrete Pumping N/A N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 57.45% 6.25% 3.58%

Summary

Bain Capital Specialty Finance beats Concrete Pumping on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Concrete Pumping Company Profile

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. provides concrete pumping and material placement services under the Brundage-Bone and Camfaud brand names in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company also provides environmental waste management services, including concrete cleanup and disposal services to the concrete industry under the Eco-Pan brand name. As of April 30, 2018, it provided concrete pumping services in the United States from a footprint of 80 locations across 22 states; concrete pumping services in the United Kingdom from 28 locations; and route-based concrete waste management services from 13 locations in the United States. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Company Profile

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a development stage company, which intends to focus on senior investments with a first or second lien on collateral and strong structures and documentation, intended to protect the lender. The company was founded on October 5, 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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