Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (SFE)’s Financial Results Comparing With THL Credit Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD)

Since Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (NYSE:SFE) and THL Credit Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) are part of the Asset Management industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safeguard Scientifics Inc. N/A 0.00 17.73M -0.87 0.00
THL Credit Inc. 69.70M 3.16 6.01M 0.68 10.52

Table 1 highlights Safeguard Scientifics Inc. and THL Credit Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 represents Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (NYSE:SFE) and THL Credit Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD)’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safeguard Scientifics Inc. 0.00% -24.3% -10.6%
THL Credit Inc. -8.62% 0% 0%


Meanwhile, THL Credit Inc.’s annual dividend is $1.08 per share and it also boasts of a 15.95% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Safeguard Scientifics Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for Safeguard Scientifics Inc. and THL Credit Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safeguard Scientifics Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
THL Credit Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 73.6% of Safeguard Scientifics Inc. shares and 41.28% of THL Credit Inc. shares. Safeguard Scientifics Inc.’s share held by insiders are 1.8%. Insiders Competitively, held 0.55% of THL Credit Inc. shares.


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)
Safeguard Scientifics Inc. 2.46% 7.87% -8.66% -30.98% -24.44% -18.04%
THL Credit Inc. -0.7% -7.17% -18.25% -14.73% -24.97% -21.33%

For the past year Safeguard Scientifics Inc. was less bearish than THL Credit Inc.


THL Credit Inc. beats on 9 of the 12 factors Safeguard Scientifics Inc.

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings in Fintech sector. It initially invests in a Series A-C round and opportunistically in a seed round. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology, financial services, and healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, Internet of Everything, enhanced security, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial technology, cloud, mobile, social, big data, in memory, and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within healthcare sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, medical technology, digital health, healthcare technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout the United States with a focus on Mid-Atlantic region, and Southeastern Canada. The firm primarily invests between $5 million and $25 million in growth equity financing and between $5 million and $10 million in early-stage financing. It typically invests in the capital structures including owner financed and bootstrapped companies, corporate division or business unit, and venture capital-backed seeking a growth partner. The firm prefers to be the largest shareholder in its portfolio companies, with ownership in the range of 20 percent to 50 percent. However, it may occasionally take a majority or smaller stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies having proprietary technology and intellectual property. The firm prefers to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. The company was founded in 1953 as Lancaster Corporation and changed its name to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in 1981. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts.

THL Credit, Inc. is a business development company specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The fund seeks to invest in debt and equity securities of middle market companies. It seeks to invest in PIPES, growth, acquisition, market or product expansion, recapitalization, mature, and change of control transactions in both sponsored and unsponsored issuers. The fund does not intend to invest in start-up companies, operationally distressed situations, or companies with speculative business plans. The fund invests primarily in debt securities, including unsecured subordinated or mezzanine debt and second lien secured debt, which may include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock, options to buy minority interest, and other similar securities. Its investments may also include high-yield bonds, private equity investments, securities of public companies that are broadly traded, and securities of non-United States companies. It seeks to invest in outsourced business services, healthcare, financials, retailing, media, and consumer discretionary. The fund may make direct equity investments, including equity investments into or through funds, and also selectively invest in syndicated first lien secured loans, including unitranche investments. It seeks to invest between $10 million and $25 million of capital per transaction in companies with annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $500 million and annual EBITDA between $5 million and $25 million. The fund prefers to be a lead or sole investor in a transaction.