Head to Head Review: Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) & Uniroyal Global Engineered Products (OTCMKTS:UNIR)

Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLADGet Rating) and Uniroyal Global Engineered Products (OTCMKTS:UNIRGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Gladstone Capital has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uniroyal Global Engineered Products has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Gladstone Capital and Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gladstone Capital 0 1 0 0 2.00
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.1% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Gladstone Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 59.9% of Uniroyal Global Engineered Products shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Gladstone Capital and Uniroyal Global Engineered Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gladstone Capital 24.71% 10.13% 5.05%
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gladstone Capital and Uniroyal Global Engineered Products’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gladstone Capital $63.15 million 5.53 $19.91 million $0.48 19.42
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products $71.71 million N/A -$1.70 million $0.39 0.54

Gladstone Capital has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Uniroyal Global Engineered Products. Uniroyal Global Engineered Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gladstone Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Gladstone Capital beats Uniroyal Global Engineered Products on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gladstone Capital

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Gladstone Capital is a specialty finance company that invests in debt securities consisting primarily of senior term loans, senior subordinated loans, and junior subordinated loans in small and medium sized companies, that meet certain criteria. The criteria can include some or all of the following: the potential for growth in cash flow, adequate assets for loan collateral, experienced management teams with significant ownership interest in the business, adequate capitalization, profitable operations based on the borrower’s cash flow, reasonable capitalization of the borrower and the potential to realize appreciation and gain liquidity in our equity position, if any.

About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products

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Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of vinyl coated fabrics. The firm specializes in branded coated fabrics, automotive and transportation interior as well as calendered sheeting. It operates through the following brands: Naugahyde, BeautyGard, Flameblocker, Spirit Millennium, Ambla, Amblon, Velbex, Cirroflex, Plastolene and Vynide. The company was founded on July 9, 1998 and is headquartered in Sarasota, FL.

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