Molori Energy (OTCMKTS:MOLOF) vs. Portman Ridge Finance (OTCMKTS:PTMN) Financial Contrast

Molori Energy (OTCMKTS:MOLOF) and Portman Ridge Finance (NASDAQ:PTMN) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Molori Energy and Portman Ridge Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molori Energy N/A N/A N/A
Portman Ridge Finance -88.64% 3.28% 1.88%

Dividends

Portman Ridge Finance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.5%. Molori Energy does not pay a dividend. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Molori Energy and Portman Ridge Finance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Portman Ridge Finance 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Molori Energy and Portman Ridge Finance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Molori Energy $110,000.00 79.96 $1.73 million N/A N/A
Portman Ridge Finance $27.09 million 3.56 -$9.57 million $0.27 9.56

Molori Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Portman Ridge Finance.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.0% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are held by institutional investors. 6.3% of Portman Ridge Finance shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Molori Energy has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Portman Ridge Finance has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Portman Ridge Finance beats Molori Energy on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Molori Energy Company Profile

Molori Energy Inc. explores for oil and gas resource deposits. The company was formerly known as Taipan Resources Inc. and changed its name to Molori Energy Inc. in January 2017. Molori Energy Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Portman Ridge Finance Company Profile

Portman Ridge Finance Corp. is a private equity fund and non-diversified closed-end investment company that invests in middle market companies generating consistent cash flows located in North America. It targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors such as aerospace and defense, automotive, beverage, food and tobacco, broadcasting and entertainment, buildings and real estate, personal and cargo transport, chemicals, plastics and rubber, containers, packaging and glass, diversified or conglomerate service, ecological, electronics, finance, and healthcare. The company was founded on August 8, 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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