Reviewing Portman Ridge Finance (PTMN) & The Competition

Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ: PTMN) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Portman Ridge Finance to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Portman Ridge Finance $27.09 million -$9.57 million 11.15
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors $122.93 million $52.78 million 8.95

Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Portman Ridge Finance. Portman Ridge Finance is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Portman Ridge Finance and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portman Ridge Finance -35.34% 5.81% 3.52%
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors 37.22% 6.65% 3.39%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Portman Ridge Finance and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portman Ridge Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Portman Ridge Finance Competitors 214 739 671 35 2.32

As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 17.51%. Given Portman Ridge Finance’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Portman Ridge Finance has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Portman Ridge Finance has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Portman Ridge Finance’s peers have a beta of 0.24, meaning that their average stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.6% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.1% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Portman Ridge Finance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.3%. Portman Ridge Finance pays out 148.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investors, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.7% and pay out 92.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Portman Ridge Finance peers beat Portman Ridge Finance on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Portman Ridge Finance

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