Oaktree Strategic Income (NASDAQ: OCSI) and Malaysia Fund (NYSE:MAY) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Oaktree Strategic Income has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Malaysia Fund has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
26.9% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Oaktree Strategic Income shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Oaktree Strategic Income pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.7%. Malaysia Fund does not pay a dividend. Oaktree Strategic Income pays out -292.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Oaktree Strategic Income and Malaysia Fund, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Oaktree Strategic Income currently has a consensus price target of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 18.59%.
This table compares Oaktree Strategic Income and Malaysia Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||-16.64%||6.93%||3.47%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Oaktree Strategic Income and Malaysia Fund’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Oaktree Strategic Income||$46.57 million||4.94||-$8.76 million||($0.26)||-30.00|
Malaysia Fund has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Oaktree Strategic Income.
Oaktree Strategic Income beats Malaysia Fund on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Oaktree Strategic Income
Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation, formerly Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp., is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company operates as a specialty finance company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments while seeking to preserve its capital. The Company invests in senior secured loans, including first lien, unitranche and second lien debt instruments. The Company may also invest in unsecured loans, including subordinated loans, issued by private middle market companies, and senior and subordinated loans issued by public companies and equity investments. The senior loans that the Company targets have final maturities of 4 to 7 years. The Company seeks to invest in senior loans made primarily to private middle market companies. The Company’s investment advisor is Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
About Malaysia Fund
The Malaysia Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through investment in equity securities of Malaysian companies. The Fund invests in sectors, such as automobiles, commercial banks, construction and engineering, construction materials, diversified financial services, electric utilities, food products, healthcare equipment and supplies, hotels, restaurants and leisure, industrial conglomerates, marine, multi-utilities, and multiline retail. Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. (MS Investment Management) serves as the United States investment advisor.
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