Comparing of THL Credit Inc. (TCRD) and Ashford Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AINC)

THL Credit Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) and Ashford Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:AINC), both competing one another are Asset Management companies. We will contrast their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
THL Credit Inc. 64.44M 3.28 16.75M -0.33 0.00
Ashford Inc. 209.34M 0.49 8.12M 3.29 14.50

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for THL Credit Inc. and Ashford Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 shows THL Credit Inc. and Ashford Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
THL Credit Inc. -25.99% 0% 0%
Ashford Inc. 3.88% -5.5% -1.1%

Dividends

THL Credit Inc. pays out a $1.02 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 15.34% dividend yield. Ashford Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 41.32% of THL Credit Inc. shares and 20.7% of Ashford Inc. shares. Insiders owned 9.13% of THL Credit Inc. shares. Competitively, Ashford Inc. has 4.3% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we show 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)
THL Credit Inc. -2.92% 0.15% -1.33% -8.14% -15.05% 9.54%
Ashford Inc. -12.77% -14.18% -23.03% -17.41% -42.61% -8.23%

For the past year THL Credit Inc. has 9.54% stronger performance while Ashford Inc. has -8.23% weaker performance.

Summary

Ashford Inc. beats on 7 of the 12 factors THL Credit Inc.

THL Credit, Inc. is a business development company specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The fund seeks to invest in debt and equity securities of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in PIPES, growth, acquisition, market or product expansion, recapitalization, mature, and change of control transactions in both sponsored and unsponsored issuers. The fund does not intend to invest in start-up companies, operationally distressed situations, or companies with speculative business plans. The fund invests primarily in debt securities, including unsecured subordinated or mezzanine debt and second lien secured debt, which may include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock, options to buy minority interest, and other similar securities. Its investments may also include high-yield bonds, private equity investments, securities of public companies that are broadly traded, and securities of non-United States companies. It seeks to invest in outsourced business services, healthcare, financials, retailing, media, and consumer discretionary. The fund may make direct equity investments, including equity investments into or through funds, and also selectively invest in syndicated first lien secured loans, including unitranche investments. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $25 million of capital per transaction in companies with annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $500 million and annual EBITDA between $5 million and $25 million. The fund prefers to be a lead or sole investor in a transaction.

Ashford, Inc is an asset management firm. The firm provides investment management and related services to the real estate and hospitality sectors. Ashford, Inc was formed on April 2, 2014 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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