Reviewing CM Finance Inc. (CMFN)’s and Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:ERH)’s results

CM Finance Inc. (NASDAQ:CMFN) and Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:ERH) have been rivals in the Asset Management for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CM Finance Inc. 43.17M 2.43 N/A -0.02 0.00
Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 9.49M 12.55 1.41M -0.15 0.00

Table 1 highlights CM Finance Inc. and Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 represents CM Finance Inc. (NASDAQ:CMFN) and Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:ERH)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CM Finance Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund -14.86% 0% 0%

Dividends

CM Finance Inc. shareholders receive an annual dividend of $1 per share which is subject to 12.82% dividend yield. Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund also pays out annual dividends at $0.9 per share and at a 7.02% dividend yield.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both CM Finance Inc. and Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund are owned by institutional investors at 50.31% and 4.12% respectively. Insiders held 1.88% of CM Finance Inc. shares. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.06% of Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund shares.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
CM Finance Inc. -2.13% 1.83% 0.65% -14.62% -6.02% 24.8%
Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 0.79% 3.01% 10.04% 1.23% 6.68% 15.36%

For the past year CM Finance Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund.

Summary

CM Finance Inc. beats Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund on 7 of the 8 factors.