Head-To-Head Comparison: Technology Investment Capital (OXSQ) & GSV Capital (GSVC)

Technology Investment Capital (NASDAQ: OXSQ) and GSV Capital (NASDAQ:GSVC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.


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Technology Investment Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.9%. GSV Capital does not pay a dividend. Technology Investment Capital pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Technology Investment Capital and GSV Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Technology Investment Capital $61.42 million 5.18 $43.60 million $0.60 10.37
GSV Capital $850,000.00 184.92 $17.56 million ($0.95) -7.85

Technology Investment Capital has higher revenue and earnings than GSV Capital. GSV Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Technology Investment Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Technology Investment Capital and GSV Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Technology Investment Capital 2 0 1 0 1.67
GSV Capital 0 0 1 0 3.00

Technology Investment Capital currently has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential downside of 11.58%. GSV Capital has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 47.45%. Given GSV Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GSV Capital is more favorable than Technology Investment Capital.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.5% of Technology Investment Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.3% of GSV Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 5.9% of Technology Investment Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of GSV Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Technology Investment Capital has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSV Capital has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Technology Investment Capital and GSV Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Technology Investment Capital 71.02% 7.71% 5.36%
GSV Capital -769.78% -10.30% -5.59%


Technology Investment Capital beats GSV Capital on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Technology Investment Capital

TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company, operates as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The firm invests in both public and private companies. It invests in secured and unsecured senior debt, subordinated debt, junior subordinated debt, preferred stock, and common stock. The firm primarily invests in debt and/or equity securities of technology-related companies that operate in the computer software, Internet, information technology infrastructure and services, media, telecommunications and telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, hardware, technology-enabled services, semiconductor capital equipment, medical device technology, diversified technology, and networking systems sectors. It concentrates its investments in companies having annual revenues of less than $200 million and a market capitalization or enterprise value of less than $300 million. The firm invests between $5 million and $30 million per transaction. It seeks to exit its investments within 7 years. It serves as the investment adviser to TICC. TICC Capital Corp., formerly known as Technology Investment Capital Corp., was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

About GSV Capital

GSV Capital Corp. (GSV Capital) is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return, principally by seeking capital gains on its equity and equity-related investments. The Company invests principally in the equity securities, which are venture-capital-backed emerging companies. The Company acquires its investments through direct investments with portfolio companies, secondary marketplaces for private companies and negotiations with selling stockholders. The Company may also invest in select publicly traded equity securities or certain non-United States companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest approximately 90% of its portfolio in late-stage companies and the remaining approximately 10% in emerging companies that fit within its targeted areas. Its investment activities are managed by its investment advisor, GSV Asset Management, LLC.

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