Comparison of Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS) and Rand Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:RAND)

As Asset Management businesses, Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) and Rand Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:RAND), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fidus Investment Corporation 76.42M 4.97 49.45M 2.04 7.68
Rand Capital Corporation 2.11M 8.64 N/A -0.12 0.00

Demonstrates Fidus Investment Corporation and Rand Capital Corporation earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation.


Table 2 shows us Fidus Investment Corporation and Rand Capital Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fidus Investment Corporation 64.71% 0% 0%
Rand Capital Corporation 0.00% -3.5% -2.8%


Fidus Investment Corporation pays out a $1.56 per share dividend on a yearly basis and it also offers 10.13% dividend yield. Rand Capital Corporation does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the shown recommendations and ratings for Fidus Investment Corporation and Rand Capital Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fidus Investment Corporation 0 0 1 3.00
Rand Capital Corporation 0 0 0 0.00

Fidus Investment Corporation’s upside potential currently stands at 15.98% and an $18 consensus price target.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 29.33% of Fidus Investment Corporation shares and 16.7% of Rand Capital Corporation shares. Fidus Investment Corporation’s share held by insiders are 1.27%. Comparatively, 35.44% are Rand Capital Corporation’s share held by insiders.


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)
Fidus Investment Corporation -0.19% 11.95% 11.7% 2.91% 22.33% 33.88%
Rand Capital Corporation -11.61% -10.6% 3.85% 6.64% -11.48% 8%

For the past year Fidus Investment Corporation has stronger performance than Rand Capital Corporation


Fidus Investment Corporation beats Rand Capital Corporation on 10 of the 11 factors.

Fidus Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in leveraged buyouts, refinancings, change of ownership transactions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, mezzanine, growth capital, business expansion, lower middle market investments, debt investments, subordinated and second lien loans, senior secured and unitranche debt, preferred equity, warrants, subordinated debt, senior subordinated notes, junior secured loans, and unitranche loans. It does not invest in turnarounds or distressed situations. The fund prefers to invest in aerospace and defense, business services, consumer products and services including retail, food, and beverage, healthcare products and services, industrial products and services, information technology services, niche manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and value-added distribution sectors. It seeks to invest in companies based in United States. The fund typically invests between $5 million and $15 million per transaction in companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $150 million and an annual EBITDA between $3 million and $20 million, but it can occasionally invest in larger or smaller companies. It seeks to acquire minority equity stakes and board observation rights in conjunction with its investments.

Rand Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in venture capital and private equity investments. The firm prefers to make investments through equity or debt instruments in early venture, expansion stage, and in small to medium-sized privately held companies. It generally lends to more mature companies. The firm does not prefer to invest in real estate sector. It invests in companies that are engaged in the exploitation of new or unique products, technologies, or services. The firm invests in healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, software, and professional services. It seeks to invest in companies based in the Western and Upstate New York region and its surrounding states with focus on Buffalo and Niagara region. The firm may invest in region within three to five hour drives from Western New York including Canada. It typically invests between $0.5 million and $1.5 million and the total investment in rounds is between $1 million and $5 million. The firm seeks to invest up to maximum of $3 million total per company as part of follow-on investments. It invest in startups and companies having annual revenue up to $10 million. The firm seeks to be a lead investor in companies within its geographical area and participates in syndicate/co-invest with other investors outside it. It prefers to invest in businesses that are unique or possess proprietary right. The firm prefers to be a minority investor and seeks to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. It typically holds its investments for a period of five to seven years. Rand Capital Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Buffalo, New York.