Datable Technology (OTCMKTS:TTMZF) and Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (NASDAQ:PFLT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Datable Technology has a beta of -9.7, indicating that its stock price is 1,070% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Datable Technology does not pay a dividend. Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital pays out 71.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Datable Technology and Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Datable Technology N/A N/A N/A
Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital 45.40% 8.24% 4.50%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.0% of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Datable Technology and Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Datable Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00

Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital has a consensus price target of $14.25, suggesting a potential upside of 10.12%. Given Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital is more favorable than Datable Technology.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Datable Technology and Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Datable Technology $920,000.00 2.74 N/A N/A N/A
Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital $72.21 million 6.95 $33.49 million $1.06 12.21

Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Datable Technology.

Summary

Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital beats Datable Technology on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Datable Technology Company Profile

Datable Technology Corporation, a technology company, provides consumer digital and social media engagement, data mining, and loyalty solutions primarily in Canada and the United States. The company offers Platform┬│, a Software as a Service mobile shopper marketing and messaging platform for consumer packaged goods companies and consumer brands. The company was formerly known as 3TL Technologies Corp. and changed its name to Datable Technology Corporation in May 2018. Datable Technology Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Company Profile

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is a business development company. It seeks to make secondary direct, debt, equity, and loan investments. The fund seeks to invest through floating rate loans in private or thinly traded or small market-cap, public middle market companies. It primarily invests in the United States and to a limited extent non-U.S. companies. The fund typically invests between $2 million and $20 million. The fund also invests in equity securities, such as preferred stock, common stock, warrants or options received in connection with debt investments or through direct investments. It primarily invests between $10 million and $50 million in investments in senior secured loans and mezzanine debt. It seeks to invest in companies not rated by national rating agencies. The companies if rated would be between BB and CCC under the Standard & Poor's system. The fund invests 30% is invested in non-qualifying assets like investments in public companies whose securities are not thinly traded or do not have a market capitalization of less than $250 million, securities of middle-market companies located outside of the United States, high-yield bonds, distressed debt, private equity, securities of public companies that are not thinly traded, and investment companies as defined in the 1940 Act. Under normal conditions, the fund expects atleast 80 percent of its net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes to be invested in Floating Rate Loans and investments with similar economic characteristics, including cash equivalents invested in money market funds. It expects to represent 65 percent of its portfolio through senior secured loans. In case of floating rate loans, it holds investments for a period of three to ten years.

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