Head-to-Head Analysis: The New Ireland Fund (NYSE:IRL) vs. Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD)

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The New Ireland Fund (NYSE:IRLGet a rating) and Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE: GSBDGet a rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of The New Ireland Fund and Goldman Sachs BDC.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
The New Ireland Fund N / A N / A N / A
BDC Goldman Sachs 50.23% 13.69% 6.46%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for The New Ireland Fund and Goldman Sachs BDC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
The New Ireland Fund 0 0 0 0 N / A
BDC Goldman Sachs 0 1 0 0 2.00

Goldman Sachs BDC has a consensus price target of $18.25, indicating a potential upside of 8.89%. Given Goldman Sachs BDC’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Goldman Sachs BDC is more favorable than The New Ireland Fund.

Dividends

The New Ireland Fund pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 30.9%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Goldman Sachs BDC pays 107.1% of its earnings as dividends, suggesting it may not have enough earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of The New Ireland Fund and Goldman Sachs BDC.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
The New Ireland Fund N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
BDC Goldman Sachs $346.98 million 4.92 $192.43 million $1.68 9.98

Goldman Sachs BDC has higher income and profits than The New Ireland Fund.

Risk and Volatility

The New Ireland Fund has a beta of 1.15, meaning its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Goldman Sachs BDC has a beta of 1.23, meaning its stock price of its stock is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. .

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.2% of shares in The New Ireland Fund are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 26.8% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of the shares of the New Ireland Fund are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 0.1% of Goldman Sachs BDC shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Goldman Sachs BDC beats The New Ireland Fund on 6 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the New Ireland Fund

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The New Ireland Fund, Inc. is a closed-end balanced mutual fund launched by Bank of Ireland Asset Management (US) Limited. It is managed by Kleinwort Benson Investors International Ltd. The fund invests in public equity and fixed income markets in Ireland. It seeks to invest in growth stocks of companies operating in diversified sectors. The fund compares the performance of its portfolio to the ISEQ index. It was formerly known as Irish Investment Fund Inc. The New Ireland Fund, Inc. was established on December 14, 1989 and is domiciled in the United States.

About Goldman Sachs BDC

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Goldman Sachs BDC LogoGoldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a business development firm specializing in middle and mezzanine market investments in private companies. It seeks to achieve capital appreciation through direct issuances of secured debt, senior secured debt, junior secured debt including senior debt, first lien/last tranche unitranche and second lien, unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, equity investments. The fund invests primarily in the United States. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $75 million in companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $75 million per year.



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