Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) and GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSEAMERICAN:GGN) Comparing side by side

As Diversified Investments companies, Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) and GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust (NYSEAMERICAN:GGN) are our subject to compare. And more specifically their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ares Capital Corporation 1.34B 5.47 858.00M 2.01 8.69
GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust 18.12M 31.82 98.33M 0.16 26.90

Demonstrates Ares Capital Corporation and GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust earnings per share (EPS), gross revenue and valuation. GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Ares Capital Corporation. The business with a lower P/E ratio is presently more affordable of the two stocks. Ares Capital Corporation is presently more affordable than GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, because it’s trading at a lower P/E ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 provides Ares Capital Corporation and GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ares Capital Corporation 64.03% 0% 0%
GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust -542.66% 0% 0%

Dividends

Ares Capital Corporation pays out an annual dividend of $1.54 per share while its dividend yield is 9.01%. Meanwhile, GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust’s annual dividend is $0.6 per share and it also boasts of a 14.25% dividend yield.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Ares Capital Corporation and GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ares Capital Corporation 0 0 2 3.00
GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust 0 0 0 0.00

Ares Capital Corporation has a 9.20% upside potential and a consensus price target of $18.75.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 40.39% of Ares Capital Corporation shares and 9.11% of GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust shares. About 0.48% of Ares Capital Corporation’s share are held 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)
Ares Capital Corporation 0.17% 7.12% 2.17% 0.23% 11.35% 12.07%
GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust -3.19% -1.16% 7.05% -14.14% -14.31% 14.86%

For the past year Ares Capital Corporation was less bullish than GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust.

Summary

Ares Capital Corporation beats GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust on 10 of the 13 factors.

Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, health care products and services, and information technology service sectors. The fund will also consider investments in industries such as restaurants, retail, oil and gas, and technology sectors. It focuses on investments in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions from its New York office, the Midwest region, from the Chicago office, and the Western region from the Los Angeles office. The fund typically invests between $20 million and $200 million and a maximum of $400 million in companies with an EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. It makes debt investments between $10 million and $100 million The fund invests through revolvers, first lien loans, warrants, unitranche structures, second lien loans, mezzanine debt, private high yield, junior capital, subordinated debt, and non-control preferred and common equity. The fund also selectively considers third-party-led senior and subordinated debt financings and opportunistically considers the purchase of stressed and discounted debt positions. The fund prefers to be an agent and/or lead the transactions in which it invests. The fund also seeks board representation in its portfolio companies.

GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by GAMCO Investors, Inc. The fund is managed by Gabelli Funds, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets across the globe. The fund invests in stocks of companies principally engaged in the gold and natural resources industries including companies principally engaged in the exploration, mining, fabrication, processing, distribution, or trading of gold, or the financing, managing and controlling, or operating of companies engaged in gold related activities. It also invests in equity securities of companies principally engaged in the exploration, production, or distribution of natural resources, such as gas and oil, paper, food and agriculture, forestry products, metals, and minerals as well as related transportation companies and equipment manufacturers. The fund makes its investments using call options. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the CBOE S&P 500 Buy/Write Index, Philadelphia Gold & Silver Index, Energy Select Sector Index, and Barclays Government/Credit Bond Index. The fund was formerly known as GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust by Gabelli. GAMCO Global Gold, Natural Resources & Income Trust was formed on January 4, 2005 and is domiciled in United States.