Head to Head Analysis: EAGLE POINT CR/COM (NYSE:ECC) versus Zadar Ventures (NYSE:ZADDF)

EAGLE POINT CR/COM (NYSE:ECC) and Zadar Ventures (OTCMKTS:ZADDF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

EAGLE POINT CR/COM has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zadar Ventures has a beta of 3, meaning that its share price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EAGLE POINT CR/COM and Zadar Ventures’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EAGLE POINT CR/COM $69.68 million 5.10 -$54.85 million $1.59 9.46
Zadar Ventures N/A N/A -$1.11 million N/A N/A

Zadar Ventures has lower revenue, but higher earnings than EAGLE POINT CR/COM.

Profitability

This table compares EAGLE POINT CR/COM and Zadar Ventures’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EAGLE POINT CR/COM -114.16% N/A N/A
Zadar Ventures N/A -470.08% -292.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for EAGLE POINT CR/COM and Zadar Ventures, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EAGLE POINT CR/COM 0 1 1 0 2.50
Zadar Ventures 0 0 0 0 N/A

EAGLE POINT CR/COM currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 59.57%. Given EAGLE POINT CR/COM’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EAGLE POINT CR/COM is more favorable than Zadar Ventures.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.7% of EAGLE POINT CR/COM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of EAGLE POINT CR/COM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

EAGLE POINT CR/COM beats Zadar Ventures on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

EAGLE POINT CR/COM Company Profile

Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. is a closed ended fund launched and managed by Eagle Point Credit Management LLC. It invests in fixed income markets of the United States. The fund invests equity and junior debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations consisting primarily of below investment grade U.S. senior secured loans. Eagle Point Credit Company Inc. was formed on March 24, 2014 and is domiciled in the United States.

Zadar Ventures Company Profile

Zadar Ventures Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Canada. It explores for lithium and uranium deposits. The company holds an option to acquire interests in the East Boundary mineral claims that covers an area of 1,888 hectares located in Northern British Columbia's prolific Golden Triangle; and Whiskey Gap project located in Alberta. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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