NeXt Innovation (NASDAQ:GSVC) and Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares NeXt Innovation and Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. NeXt Innovation does not pay a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares NeXt Innovation and Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NeXt Innovation||$1.62 million||81.11||$890,000.00||($0.37)||-17.97|
|Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
NeXt Innovation has higher revenue and earnings than Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for NeXt Innovation and Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
NeXt Innovation presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.38%. Given NeXt Innovation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NeXt Innovation is more favorable than Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust.
Risk & Volatility
NeXt Innovation has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
35.8% of NeXt Innovation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.9% of Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of NeXt Innovation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
NeXt Innovation beats Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
NeXt Innovation Company Profile
GSV Capital Corp. is specializing in growth capital, B round and beyond, emerging growth, and pre-IPO investments in late stage venture-backed private companies. It makes direct (primary rounds) investments in companies and also makes secondary direct investments. The fund may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. It seeks to invest in the technology subsectors of social/mobile marketplaces, sustainability, cloud computing and big data, social media, mobile computing and applications, software as a service, Internet commerce, green technology and education technology. The fund invests in the form of non-controlling equity and equity-related investments, including common stock, warrants, preferred stock and similar forms of senior equity, which may or may not be convertible into a portfolio company's common equity, and convertible debt securities with a significant equity component. It will invest in companies based in United States. It generally invests in companies with a market value of over $100 million. Typically, the firm exits its position within 18 months of going public, or 12 months after any relevant lock-up has expired.
Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust Company Profile
Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Putnam Investment Management, LLC. The fund is co-managed by Putnam Investments Limited. It invests in fixed income markets of United States. The fund invests in companies operating across healthcare, utilities, transportation, water and sewer, and housing sectors. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust was formed in 1993 and is domiciled in United States.
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