Mill City Ventures III (NASDAQ:MCVT – Get Free Report) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK – Get Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mill City Ventures III and Nicholas Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mill City Ventures III||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mill City Ventures III||$2.85 million||6.43||$110,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Nicholas Financial||$44.34 million||1.36||-$34.12 million||($4.26)||-1.12|
Mill City Ventures III has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Nicholas Financial.
This table compares Mill City Ventures III and Nicholas Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mill City Ventures III||-39.37%||-6.67%||-6.13%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
5.1% of Mill City Ventures III shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.8% of Nicholas Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Mill City Ventures III shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 43.0% of Nicholas Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Mill City Ventures III beats Nicholas Financial on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mill City Ventures III
Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. is a principal investment firm specializing investments in debt and equity securities of public and private companies to fund their operations whether its start-up, acquisition, or growth. It primarily focuses on investing in, lending to, and making managerial assistance available to privately held and publicly traded companies. The firm also advises its portfolio companies with regard to finance and operations. It was formerly known as Poker Magic, Inc. Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. was founded in January, 2006 and is based in Wayzata, Minnesota.
About Nicholas Financial
Nicholas Financial, Inc. operates as a consumer finance company in the United States. The company engages in acquiring and servicing automobile finance installment contracts for the purchase of new and used automobiles and light trucks. It also originates direct consumer loans and sells consumer-finance related products. The company operates branch offices located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. Nicholas Financial, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
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