Reviewing StoneCastle Financial Corp. (BANX)’s and U.S. Global Investors Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW)’s results

We are comparing StoneCastle Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:BANX) and U.S. Global Investors Inc. (NASDAQ:GROW) on their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. They both are Asset Management companies, competing one another.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
StoneCastle Financial Corp. 17.25M 8.05 13.10M 2.05 10.49
U.S. Global Investors Inc. 5.99M 2.98 1.77M -0.12 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates StoneCastle Financial Corp. and U.S. Global Investors Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 shows the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
StoneCastle Financial Corp. 75.94% 0% 0%
U.S. Global Investors Inc. -29.55% -5.9% -5.3%


The annual dividend that StoneCastle Financial Corp. pay is $1.52 per share with a dividend yield of 7.26%. U.S. Global Investors Inc. has an annual dividend pay of $0.03 per share while its annual dividend yield is 2.57%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both StoneCastle Financial Corp. and U.S. Global Investors Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 26.23% and 25.9% respectively. Insiders Competitively, held 0.8% of U.S. Global Investors Inc. shares.


In this table we show 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)
StoneCastle Financial Corp. 3.76% 6.22% -3.41% -2.34% 4.62% 6.96%
U.S. Global Investors Inc. -3.54% -30.13% -26.85% -49.77% -73.15% -72.05%

For the past year StoneCastle Financial Corp. had bullish trend while U.S. Global Investors Inc. had bearish trend.


StoneCastle Financial Corp. beats on 12 of the 13 factors U.S. Global Investors Inc.

StoneCastle Financial Corp. is a closed ended balanced mutual fund launched and managed by StoneCastle Asset Management LLC. It invests in public equity markets of the United States. The fund invests in stocks of companies operating across the banking sector. It invests in dividend paying growth and value stocks of companies. For its fixed income portion, the fund invests in subordinated debt securities which are rated BBB- or better by Kroll Ratings. The fund employs fundamental analysis with bottom-up security picking approach by focusing on factors such as review of historical and prospective financial information, interviews with management and key employees of the prospective bank, financial models and projections, changes in interest rates, changes in unemployment rates, changes in home prices, changes in economic activity to create its portfolio. It employs proprietary research to create its portfolio. StoneCastle Financial Corp. was formed on February 7, 2013 and is domiciled in the United States.