Financial Review: HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A (NASDAQ:HYAC) versus KBL MERGER CORP/SH (NASDAQ:KBLM)

HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A (NASDAQ:HYAC) and KBL MERGER CORP/SH (NASDAQ:KBLM) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A and KBL MERGER CORP/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A N/A N/A $400,000.00 N/A N/A
KBL MERGER CORP/SH N/A N/A $1.04 million N/A N/A

Profitability

This table compares HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A and KBL MERGER CORP/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A N/A 7.94% 0.12%
KBL MERGER CORP/SH N/A 21.99% 1.04%

Volatility and Risk

HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A has a beta of 0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KBL MERGER CORP/SH has a beta of -0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A and KBL MERGER CORP/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A 0 0 2 0 3.00
KBL MERGER CORP/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.14%. Given HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A is more favorable than KBL MERGER CORP/SH.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.4% of HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of KBL MERGER CORP/SH shares are held by institutional investors. 33.3% of KBL MERGER CORP/SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

KBL MERGER CORP/SH beats HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HAYMAKER ACQUIS/SH CL A

Haymaker Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company intends to acquire businesses or assets through merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, reorganization, or business combination. Haymaker Acquisition Corp. was founded in 2017 and is based in New York, New York.

About KBL MERGER CORP/SH

KBL Merger Corp. IV is a private equity firm specializing in acquisition, buyout, PIPES and secondaries investments. The firm seeks to invest in healthcare or the healthcare-related wellness industry. In healthcare services the firm seeks to invest in outpatient care, physician practices, behavioral health and payor services. In pharma services the firm seeks to invest in outsourced services, contract research and generics / OTC. In health IT the firm seeks to invest in EMR / HER, revnue cycle management, telemedicine and care management. In minimal reimbursement risk the firm focuses on retail healthcare, wellness and preventative care. In devices and diagnostics the firm focuses on medical devices, diagnostics, genetic testing and lab tools. The firm typically invests in firms located in the United States. The firm seeks to invest in firms with valuation between $200 million to $700 million and EBITDA between $20 million to $70 million. The firms invest in firms with enterprise value $200 million to $700 million. The firm seeks to take majority stakes. KBL Merger Corp. IV was founded in 2016 and is New York, New York with an additional office in Newark, Delaware.

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