Reviewing Kobe Steel (KBSTY) & Corporate Capital Trust (CCT)

Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE:CCT) and Kobe Steel (OTCMKTS:KBSTY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Corporate Capital Trust and Kobe Steel, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corporate Capital Trust 0 2 0 0 2.00
Kobe Steel 0 0 0 0 N/A

Corporate Capital Trust presently has a consensus target price of $16.61, suggesting a potential upside of ∞.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Corporate Capital Trust and Kobe Steel’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corporate Capital Trust $397.71 million 0.00 $174.13 million $1.54 N/A
Kobe Steel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Corporate Capital Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Kobe Steel.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.0% of Corporate Capital Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kobe Steel shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Corporate Capital Trust and Kobe Steel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corporate Capital Trust 36.12% 7.89% 4.50%
Kobe Steel N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Corporate Capital Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.61 per share. Kobe Steel does not pay a dividend. Corporate Capital Trust pays out 104.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Corporate Capital Trust beats Kobe Steel on 5 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corporate Capital Trust

Corporate Capital Trust, Inc. is a business development company co- sponsored by CNL Fund Advisors Company and KKR Asset Management, LLC. It specializes in senior debt and subordinated debt investments in medium and large sized mature companies. The fund does not invest in start-up companies or companies with speculative business plans. It seeks to invest across all industries. The fund primarily invests in the United States but may also consider investments in European Union, Canada, Australia, and Japan. It invests in companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $4 billion. The fund structures its investments as corporate loans, bonds, warrants, options, equity co-investments, and other forms of equity participation. It may separately purchase common or preferred equity interests in transactions.

About Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel, Ltd. engages in materials, machinery, and electric power businesses in Japan, China, and internationally. The company operates through Iron & Steel, Welding, Aluminum & Copper, Machinery, Engineering, Construction Machinery, Electric Power, and Other Businesses segments. The Iron & Steel segment offers steel wire rods and bars, steel plates, steel sheets, pig iron, steel castings and forgings, titanium, and steel powders. The Welding segment provides welding materials, welding systems, high functional materials, and related services. The Aluminum & Copper segment provides aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum castings and forgings, and copper strips and tubes. The Machinery segment offers tire and rubber machinery, plastic processing machinery, advanced technology equipment, metalworking machinery, nonstandard and standard compressors, chemical and energy equipment, nuclear power equipment, and related services. The Engineering segment provides iron making processes, iron ore-pelletizing systems, nuclear power products, chemical weapon destruction services, water treatment, cooling towers, waste treatment and recycling, steel structures and sabo dams, urban transit systems, process equipment, and environmental analysis, as well as upgrades low-rank coal. The Construction Machinery segment offers construction equipment, construction recycling machinery, metal recycling machinery, resource recycling machinery, forestry machinery, crawler and wheel cranes, specialized base machines for civil engineering and foundation works, and work vessels. The Electric Power segment supplies power. The Other Businesses segment is involved in the development, construction, and sale of real estate properties; and material analysis and testing, structural assessment, manufacture, and sale of sputtering targets. Kobe Steel, Ltd. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.

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