B. Riley Financial Inc. (RILY)’s Financial Results Comparing With Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:GDO)

This is a contrast between B. Riley Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY) and Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:GDO) based on their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership. The two companies are Asset Management and they also compete with each other.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
B. Riley Financial Inc. 19 1.43 N/A 0.71 26.45
Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. 17 0.00 N/A 0.00 0.00

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for B. Riley Financial Inc. and Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
B. Riley Financial Inc. 0.00% 7.2% 1%
Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 65.6% of B. Riley Financial Inc. shares and 30.23% of Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. shares. 4.1% are B. Riley Financial Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
B. Riley Financial Inc. 0.91% -6.86% 5.07% 28.3% -10.79% 34.08%
Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. -1.34% 0.59% 1.36% 6.81% 2.91% 14.15%

For the past year B. Riley Financial Inc. has stronger performance than Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.

Summary

B. Riley Financial Inc. beats on 7 of the 7 factors Western Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc.

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides financial services and solutions primarily in the United States and Europe. The company operates in four segments: Capital Markets, Auction and Liquidation, Valuation and Appraisal, and Principal Investments. It offers merger and acquisitions, restructuring advisory, initial and secondary public offerings, institutional private placements, corporate finance, and research services, as well as equity securities trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth individual clients. The company provides investment advisory services to institutional and high net worth investors; multi-family office practice and wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families; senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and the private U.S. companies; and asset disposition and auction solutions to a range of retail and industrial clients. In addition, it offers consumer subscription services and products consisting of Internet access services and devices under the NetZero and Juno brands; valuation and appraisal services to financial institutions, lenders, private equity firms, and other providers of capital. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.

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