Alberton Acquisition (NASDAQ:CFFA) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NASDAQ:BCSF) Head to Head Review

Alberton Acquisition (NASDAQ:CFFA) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alberton Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alberton Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 1 3 1 0 2.00

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has a consensus target price of $12.20, suggesting a potential upside of 18.56%. Given Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bain Capital Specialty Finance is more favorable than Alberton Acquisition.

Volatility & Risk

Alberton Acquisition has a beta of 0.03, suggesting that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bain Capital Specialty Finance has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.4% of Alberton Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.6% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are held by institutional investors. 21.3% of Alberton Acquisition shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alberton Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alberton Acquisition N/A 70.30% 1.21%
Bain Capital Specialty Finance -21.80% 8.72% 3.26%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alberton Acquisition and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alberton Acquisition N/A N/A $4.28 million N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance $197.95 million 2.68 $98.08 million $1.64 6.27

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than Alberton Acquisition.

Summary

Bain Capital Specialty Finance beats Alberton Acquisition on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alberton Acquisition Company Profile

CF Finance Acquisition Corp. does not have signification operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.

Bain Capital Specialty Finance Company Profile

Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. operates as a business development company (BDC) specializing in direct loans to middle-market companies. The fund seeks to invest in senior investments with a first or second lien on collateral, senior first lien, stretch senior, senior second lien, unitranche, mezzanine debt, junior securities, other junior investments, and secondary purchases of assets or portfolios that primarily consist of middle-market corporate debt. It typically invests in companies with EBITDA between $10 million and $150 million.

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