AllianceBernstein Income Fund (ACG) and Its Peers Head to Head Review

AllianceBernstein Income Fund (NYSE: ACG) is one of 546 publicly-traded companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AllianceBernstein Income Fund to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares AllianceBernstein Income Fund and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AllianceBernstein Income Fund -56.13% -3.11% -1.95%
AllianceBernstein Income Fund Competitors -23.71% 6.94% 5.41%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AllianceBernstein Income Fund and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AllianceBernstein Income Fund N/A N/A -791.00
AllianceBernstein Income Fund Competitors $239.02 million $43.51 million 51.87

AllianceBernstein Income Fund’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AllianceBernstein Income Fund. AllianceBernstein Income Fund is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AllianceBernstein Income Fund and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AllianceBernstein Income Fund 0 0 1 0 3.00
AllianceBernstein Income Fund Competitors 235 1571 1920 31 2.46

AllianceBernstein Income Fund currently has a consensus price target of $0.30, suggesting a potential downside of 96.21%. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 105.60%. Given AllianceBernstein Income Fund’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AllianceBernstein Income Fund has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.8% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by company 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.

Dividends

AllianceBernstein Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. AllianceBernstein Income Fund pays out -3,700.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.1% and pay out 111.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

AllianceBernstein Income Fund has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AllianceBernstein Income Fund’s rivals have a beta of 0.55, indicating that their average share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AllianceBernstein Income Fund rivals beat AllianceBernstein Income Fund on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

AllianceBernstein Income Fund Company Profile

AllianceBernstein Income Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The investment objective of the Fund is high current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund invests its net assets in income-producing securities. The Fund invests its total assets in securities issued or guaranteed by the United States Government, its agencies or instrumentalities, and repurchase agreements pertaining to the United States Government securities. The Fund’s portfolio of investments includes capital goods; communications, including media and telecommunications; consumer cyclical, including automotive, entertainment, retailers and other; consumer non-cyclical; energy; other industrial; services; technology; transportation services; financial institutions, including banking, finance, other finance and real estate investment trusts, and utilities, such as electric. AllianceBernstein L.P. is the Fund’s investment advisor.

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