Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (NYSE:TPVG) & Ampal American Israel (NYSE:AMPLQ) Head to Head Comparison

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (NYSE:TPVG) and Ampal American Israel (OTCMKTS:AMPLQ) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.1% of Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC shares are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 63.4% of Ampal American Israel shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Ampal American Israel, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC 0 1 2 0 2.67
Ampal American Israel 0 0 0 0 N/A

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC currently has a consensus price target of $14.92, indicating a potential downside of 9.54%.

Profitability

This table compares Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Ampal American Israel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC 76.70% 11.84% 8.11%
Ampal American Israel N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Ampal American Israel does not pay a dividend. Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC pays out 84.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ampal American Israel has a beta of -10.74, indicating that its share price is 1,174% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC and Ampal American Israel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC $64.65 million 6.34 $36.56 million $1.71 9.64
Ampal American Israel N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC has higher revenue and earnings than Ampal American Israel.

Summary

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC beats Ampal American Israel on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC Company Profile

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp is a business development company specializing investments in growth stage. It also provides debt financing to venture growth space companies which includes growth capital loans, equipment financings, revolving loans, and direct equity investments. The fund seeks to invest in e-commerce, entertainment, technology and life sciences sector. Within technology the areas of focus include: Security, wireless communication equipments, network system and software, business applications software, conferencing equipments/services .big data, cloud computing, data storage, electronics, energy efficiency, hardware, information services, internet and media, networking, semiconductors, software, software as a service, and other technology related subsectors and within life sciences the areas of focus include: biotechnology, bio fuels/bio mass, diagnostic testing and bioinformatics, drug delivery, drug discovery, healthcare information systems, healthcare services, medical, surgical and therapeutic devices, pharmaceuticals and other life science related subsectors. Within growth capital loans it invests between $5 million and $50 million, for equipment financings it invests between $5 million and $25 million, for revolving loans it invests between $1 million and $25 million, and for direct equity investments it may invest between $0.1 million and $5 million (generally not exceeding 5% of the company's total equity). The debt financing products are typically structured as lines of credit and it invests through warrants and secured loans. It does not take board seat in the company.

Ampal American Israel Company Profile

Ampal-American Israel Corp. is engaged in acquiring interests of businesses in the state of israel of that are israel-related. The company investment principally focus on companies and ventures. It operates in five segments: chemical, energy, real estate rental, leisure-time and finance. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

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