TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE:TPVG) vs. Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED) Financial Survey

Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE: KED) and TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE:TPVG) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kayne Anderson Energy Development and TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kayne Anderson Energy Development 0 0 1 0 3.00
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00

Kayne Anderson Energy Development presently has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 43.75%. TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. has a consensus price target of $12.30, suggesting a potential downside of 11.00%. Given Kayne Anderson Energy Development’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kayne Anderson Energy Development is more favorable than TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp..

Dividends

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.4%. Kayne Anderson Energy Development does not pay a dividend. TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. pays out 76.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.5% of TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kayne Anderson Energy Development and TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kayne Anderson Energy Development N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. N/A N/A N/A $1.89 7.31

Profitability

This table compares Kayne Anderson Energy Development and TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.’s 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%
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. 56.60% 13.05% 6.50%

Summary

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. beats Kayne Anderson Energy Development on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize its total return to stockholders primarily in the form of current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation by primarily lending with warrants to venture growth stage companies focused in technology, life sciences and other high growth industries, which are backed by TriplePoint Capital LLC’s (TPC) select group of venture capital investors. The Company targets investment opportunities in venture growth stage companies backed by venture capital investors. The Company originates and invests primarily in loans that have a secured collateral position and are used by venture growth stage companies to finance their continued expansion and growth, equipment financings and, on a select basis, revolving loans. The Company is managed by TPVG Advisers LLC.

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