Invesco Bond Fund (NYSE: VBF) and Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Invesco Bond Fund has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prospect Capital has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Invesco Bond Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.83 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Prospect Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.1%. Prospect Capital pays out 126.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Invesco Bond Fund and Prospect Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Invesco Bond Fund||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Prospect Capital has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.15%. Given Prospect Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Prospect Capital is more favorable than Invesco Bond Fund.
This table compares Invesco Bond Fund and Prospect Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Invesco Bond Fund||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
16.2% of Invesco Bond Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.3% of Prospect Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Invesco Bond Fund shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of Prospect Capital 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 and Valuation
This table compares Invesco Bond Fund and Prospect Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Invesco Bond Fund||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Prospect Capital||$701.05 million||3.36||$252.90 million||$0.57||11.42|
Prospect Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Invesco Bond Fund.
Prospect Capital beats Invesco Bond Fund on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Invesco Bond Fund
Invesco Bond Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek interest income while conserving capital. The Fund invests primarily in fixed-rate the United States investment-grade corporate bonds with flexibility to integrate approximately 20% of its total assets in non-investment-grade, the United States dollar denominated and non-United States dollar denominated securities of foreign issuers (both developed and emerging markets). The Fund also invests in government securities, asset-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and residential mortgage-backed securities. The Fund also invests in derivatives and other instruments that have similar economic characteristics to securities, in which it invests. Invesco Advisers, Inc. serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.
About Prospect Capital
Prospect Capital Corporation is a financial services company. The Company primarily lends to and invests in middle market privately held companies. The Company is a closed-end investment company. Its investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. The Company invests primarily in senior and subordinated debt and equity of private companies in need of capital for acquisitions, divestitures, growth, development, recapitalizations and other purposes. The Company makes investments, including lending in private equity sponsored transactions, lending directly to companies not owned by private equity firms, control investments in corporate operating companies, control investments in financial companies, investments in structured credit, real estate investments, investments in syndicated debt, aircraft leasing and online lending. The Company is managed by its investment advisor, Prospect Capital Management L.P.
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