WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) & The India Fund (NYSE:IFN) Head-To-Head Comparison

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHFGet Rating) and The India Fund (NYSE:IFNGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for WhiteHorse Finance and The India Fund, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WhiteHorse Finance 0 3 1 0 2.25
The India Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A

WhiteHorse Finance presently has a consensus target price of $15.67, suggesting a potential upside of 12.87%. Given WhiteHorse Finance’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe WhiteHorse Finance is more favorable than The India Fund.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares WhiteHorse Finance and The India Fund’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WhiteHorse Finance $72.14 million 4.46 $30.09 million $1.30 10.68
The India Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

WhiteHorse Finance has higher revenue and earnings than The India Fund.

Dividends

WhiteHorse Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. The India Fund pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.8%. WhiteHorse Finance pays out 109.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

WhiteHorse Finance has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The India Fund has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.5% of WhiteHorse Finance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.4% of The India Fund shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of WhiteHorse Finance shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares WhiteHorse Finance and The India Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WhiteHorse Finance 37.16% 9.01% 3.88%
The India Fund N/A N/A N/A

Summary

WhiteHorse Finance beats The India Fund on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

WhiteHorse Finance Company Profile (Get Rating)

WhiteHorse Finance, LLC is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment business development company specializing in originating senior secured loans to privately held small-cap companies across a broad range of industries. It invests in United States. It typically invests between $5 million to $25 million in companies having enterprise value of between $50 million and $350 million.

The India Fund Company Profile (Get Rating)

The India Fund, Inc. is a close ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (Asia) Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets of India. It seeks to invest in stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. The fund employs a quantitative and fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking and asset allocation approach to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the IFC Investable India Index. The India Fund, Inc. was formed on December 27, 1993 and is domiciled in the Singapore.

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