Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund (JEQ) and Equus Total Return (EQS) Head-To-Head Contrast

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund (NYSE:JEQ) and Equus Total Return (NYSE:EQS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund and Equus Total Return’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund N/A N/A N/A
Equus Total Return 964.07% 5.61% 4.07%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund and Equus Total Return’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Equus Total Return $560,000.00 52.39 -$820,000.00 N/A N/A

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Equus Total Return.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund and Equus Total Return, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A
Equus Total Return 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equus Total Return has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Equus Total Return does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.8% of Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.8% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by institutional investors. 52.1% of Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by company 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.

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund Company Profile

There is no company description available for Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc..

Equus Total Return Company Profile

Equus Total Return, Inc. acts as a closed-ended fund and business development company that seeks investment opportunities in debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of our investment. It also seeks purchase working interests and revenue leasehold interests in oil and gas properties. The company was founded on August 16, 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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