Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE: KED) is one of 544 public companies in the “Closed End Funds” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kayne Anderson Energy Development to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kayne Anderson Energy Development and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kayne Anderson Energy Development 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kayne Anderson Energy Development Competitors 233 1567 1917 31 2.47

Kayne Anderson Energy Development currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.33%. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies have a potential upside of 129.57%. Given Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kayne Anderson Energy Development has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Kayne Anderson Energy Development pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Kayne Anderson Energy Development pays out -2,285.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Closed End Funds” companies pay a dividend yield of 8.1% and pay out 88.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kayne Anderson Energy Development is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Kayne Anderson Energy Development and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kayne Anderson Energy Development -3,648.20% -38.54% -22.63%
Kayne Anderson Energy Development Competitors -20.36% 7.29% 5.58%

Volatility and Risk

Kayne Anderson Energy Development has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s peers have a beta of 0.55, indicating that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kayne Anderson Energy Development and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kayne Anderson Energy Development N/A N/A -214.29
Kayne Anderson Energy Development Competitors $238.79 million $43.51 million 16.89

Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kayne Anderson Energy Development. Kayne Anderson Energy Development is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.8% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of shares of all “Closed End Funds” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kayne Anderson Energy Development peers beat Kayne Anderson Energy Development on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Kayne Anderson Energy Development

Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company is a non-diversified, closed-end fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, through equity and debt investments. It seeks to achieve this objective by investing approximately 80% of its total assets in securities of companies that derive their revenue from activities in the energy industry, including midstream energy companies, which operates assets used to gather, transport, process, treat, terminal and store natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil or refined petroleum products; upstream energy companies, which are engaged in the exploration, extraction and production of natural resources, including natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, from onshore and offshore geological reservoirs, and other energy companies, which are engaged in owning, leasing, managing, producing, processing and selling of coal and coal reserves. KA Fund Advisors, LLC is the advisor of the Fund.

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