NeXt Innovation (NASDAQ:GSVC) and Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd (NYSE:GCV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for NeXt Innovation and Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NeXt Innovation 0 0 2 0 3.00
Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd 0 0 0 0 N/A

NeXt Innovation currently has a consensus target price of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 66.41%. Given NeXt Innovation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe NeXt Innovation is more favorable than Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd.

Profitability

This table compares NeXt Innovation and Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NeXt Innovation 697.12% -3.34% -1.94%
Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. NeXt Innovation does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

NeXt Innovation has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

35.8% of NeXt Innovation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.4% of Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of NeXt Innovation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NeXt Innovation and Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NeXt Innovation $1.62 million 78.80 $890,000.00 ($0.37) -17.46
Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NeXt Innovation has higher revenue and earnings than Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd.

Summary

NeXt Innovation beats Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NeXt Innovation

GSV Capital Corp. is specializing in growth capital, B round and beyond, emerging growth, and pre-IPO investments in late stage venture-backed private companies. It makes direct (primary rounds) investments in companies and also makes secondary direct investments. The fund may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest in the technology subsectors of social/mobile marketplaces, sustainability, cloud computing and big data, social media, mobile computing and applications, software as a service, Internet commerce, green technology and education technology. The fund invests in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company's common equity, and convertible debt securities with a significant equity component. It will invest in companies based in United States. It generally invests in companies with a market value of over $100 million. Typically, the firm exits its position within 18 months of going public, or 12 months after any relevant lock-up has expired.

About Gabelli Convertbl and Incm Scrts Fnd

The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc. is a closed-ended balanced mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. The fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC. It invests in public equity and fixed income markets. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in convertible securities and other debt and equity securities. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, Barclays Government/Credit Bond Index, and Lipper Convertible Securities Fund Average. It was formerly known as Gabelli Convertible Securities Fund Inc. The Gabelli Convertible and Income Securities Fund Inc. was formed on December 19, 1988 and is domiciled in the United States.

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