Financial Survey: Great Elm Capital (GECC) versus Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt (PHCF)

Great Elm Capital (NASDAQ:GECC) and Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt (NASDAQ:PHCF) 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, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.2% of Great Elm Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Great Elm Capital shares 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Great Elm Capital and Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Great Elm Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Great Elm Capital and Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Great Elm Capital 11.68% 11.94% 4.97%
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Great Elm Capital and Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Great Elm Capital $27.75 million 3.34 -$9.01 million $1.44 6.22
Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt $4.13 million 7.64 $470,000.00 N/A N/A

Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Great Elm Capital.

Dividends

Great Elm Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.2%. Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt does not pay a dividend. Great Elm Capital pays out 69.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Great Elm Capital beats Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Great Elm Capital Company Profile

Great Elm Capital Corporation is a business development company which specializes in loan and mezzanine, middle market investments. The fund prefers to invest in media, commercial services and supplies, healthcare, telecommunication services, communications equipment. It typically makes equity investments between $3 million and $10 million in companies with revenues between $3 million and $75 million.

Puhui Wealth Investment Managemnt Company Profile

Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides third-party wealth management services in the People's Republic of China. It manages funds for individuals and corporate clients. Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. has a strategic cooperation agreement with YINGKE Innovation Asset Management Co., Ltd. to jointly establish an equity investment fund. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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