Reviewing Cerberus Cyber Sentinel (OTC:CISO) and BlackRock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC)

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel (OTC:CISOGet Rating) and BlackRock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCCGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cerberus Cyber Sentinel and BlackRock Capital Investment, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cerberus Cyber Sentinel 0 0 1 0 3.00
BlackRock Capital Investment 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cerberus Cyber Sentinel presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 57.73%. Given Cerberus Cyber Sentinel’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cerberus Cyber Sentinel is more favorable than BlackRock Capital Investment.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cerberus Cyber Sentinel and BlackRock Capital Investment’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cerberus Cyber Sentinel $15.14 million 29.02 -$39.15 million N/A N/A
BlackRock Capital Investment $46.24 million 6.01 $66.49 million $0.21 18.24

BlackRock Capital Investment has higher revenue and earnings than Cerberus Cyber Sentinel.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of Cerberus Cyber Sentinel shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.2% of BlackRock Capital Investment shares are held by institutional investors. 65.9% of Cerberus Cyber Sentinel shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of BlackRock Capital Investment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cerberus Cyber Sentinel and BlackRock Capital Investment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cerberus Cyber Sentinel -167.39% -111.21% -85.37%
BlackRock Capital Investment 28.73% 7.67% 4.54%

Summary

BlackRock Capital Investment beats Cerberus Cyber Sentinel on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cerberus Cyber Sentinel

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Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation operates as a security services company in the United States. Its cybersecurity services include managed security, cybersecurity consulting, compliance auditing, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, disaster recovery, and data backup solutions and cybersecurity training services, as well as security operations center set-up and consulting services. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About BlackRock Capital Investment

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BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, formerly known as BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation, is a Business Development Company specializing in investments in middle market companies. The fund invests in all industries. It prefers to invest between $10 million and $50 million and can invest more or less in companies with EBITDA or operating cash flow between $10 million and $50 million. The fund invests in the form of senior and junior secured, unsecured, and subordinated debt securities and loans including cash flow, asset backed, and junior lien facilities and equity securities. It's equity investments can be structured in the form of warrants, preferred stock, common equity co-investments, and direct investments in common stock. The fund's debt investments are principally structured to provide for current cash interest and to a lesser extent non-cash interest, particularly with subordinated debt investments, through a pay-in-kind (PIK) feature. It can also make non-control investments.

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