Contrasting Equus Total Return (EQS) and Templeton Global Income Fund (GIM)

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

Dividends

Templeton Global Income Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Equus Total Return does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Equus Total Return and Templeton Global Income Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equus Total Return 954.98% -1.33% -0.96%
Templeton Global Income Fund N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Equus Total Return has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Templeton Global Income Fund has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.8% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.7% of Templeton Global Income Fund shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Equus Total Return shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of Templeton Global Income Fund shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Equus Total Return and Templeton Global Income Fund’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Equus Total Return $560,000.00 45.15 -$820,000.00 N/A N/A
Templeton Global Income Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Templeton Global Income Fund has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Equus Total Return.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Equus Total Return and Templeton Global Income Fund, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equus Total Return 0 0 0 0 N/A
Templeton Global Income Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Templeton Global Income Fund beats Equus Total Return on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Templeton Global Income Fund Company Profile

There is no company description available for Templeton Global Income Fund.

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