Head-To-Head Survey: Hennessy Advisors (NASDAQ:HNNA) vs. BKF Capital Group (NASDAQ:BKFG)

Hennessy Advisors (NASDAQ:HNNA) and BKF Capital Group (OTCMKTS:BKFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.7% of Hennessy Advisors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of BKF Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 40.7% of Hennessy Advisors shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of BKF Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Hennessy Advisors has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BKF Capital Group has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Hennessy Advisors and BKF Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hennessy Advisors 0 0 0 0 N/A
BKF Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hennessy Advisors and BKF Capital Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hennessy Advisors $54.59 million 1.52 $20.61 million N/A N/A
BKF Capital Group N/A N/A -$110,000.00 N/A N/A

Hennessy Advisors has higher revenue and earnings than BKF Capital Group.

Dividends

Hennessy Advisors pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. BKF Capital Group does not pay a dividend. Hennessy Advisors has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Hennessy Advisors and BKF Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hennessy Advisors 26.84% 16.61% 11.25%
BKF Capital Group N/A 21.42% 18.93%

Summary

Hennessy Advisors beats BKF Capital Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hennessy Advisors

Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to Hennessy Funds and investment companies. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in growth stocks of companies. It conducts in-house research to make its investments. Hennessy Advisors, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Novato, California with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

About BKF Capital Group

BKF Capital Group, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to operate as a merchant bank providing capital to companies primarily in the form of share ownership, as well as advisory services on corporate matters to the firms in which the company invests, including mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and general operations and financial management. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

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