Contrasting Horizon Space Acquisition I (NASDAQ:HSPO) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSF)

Horizon Space Acquisition I (NASDAQ:HSPOGet Free Report) and Bain Capital Specialty Finance (NYSE:BCSFGet Free Report) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.1% of Horizon Space Acquisition I shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.4% of Horizon Space Acquisition I shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Bain Capital Specialty Finance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Horizon Space Acquisition I and Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Horizon Space Acquisition I N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance $297.79 million 3.55 $123.38 million $2.00 8.18

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has higher revenue and earnings than Horizon Space Acquisition I.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Horizon Space Acquisition I and Bain Capital Specialty Finance, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horizon Space Acquisition I 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 0 2 1 0 2.33

Bain Capital Specialty Finance has a consensus price target of $16.33, indicating a potential downside of 0.16%. Given Bain Capital Specialty Finance’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bain Capital Specialty Finance is more favorable than Horizon Space Acquisition I.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horizon Space Acquisition I N/A N/A N/A
Bain Capital Specialty Finance 43.42% 12.64% 5.57%

Summary

Bain Capital Specialty Finance beats Horizon Space Acquisition I on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Horizon Space Acquisition I

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Horizon Space Acquisition I Corp. focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or related business combination with one or more businesses. Horizon Space Acquisition I Corp. was incorporated in 2022 and is based in New York, New York.

About Bain Capital Specialty Finance

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Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. is business development company 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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