Comparing Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN) and Oxford Lane Cap (NASDAQ:OXLC)

Oxford Lane Cap (NASDAQ: OXLC) and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBN) are both small-cap companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Oxford Lane Cap and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oxford Lane Cap N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Oxford Lane Cap has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Oxford Lane Cap pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Oxford Lane Cap and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oxford Lane Cap 0 0 1 0 3.00
Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oxford Lane Cap presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.52%. Given Oxford Lane Cap’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Oxford Lane Cap is more favorable than Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Oxford Lane Cap and Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oxford Lane Cap 18.15% 5.38% 3.27%
Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Oxford Lane Cap beats Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oxford Lane Cap

Oxford Lane Capital Corp. is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s risk adjusted total return and seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in structured finance investments, specifically collateralized loan obligation (CLO) vehicles, which primarily own senior corporate debt securities. The Fund holds debt investments in over three different CLO structures and equity investments in approximately 30 different CLO structures. Its investment strategy also includes investing in warehouse facilities, which are financing structures intended to aggregate loans that may be used to form the basis of a CLO vehicle. The Fund may also invest, on an opportunistic basis, in corporate debt securities on a direct basis and a range of other corporate credits. Oxford Lane Management, LLC (OXLC Management) is the investment advisor of the Fund.

About Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust

BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (the Trust) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objectives by investing primarily in a portfolio of taxable municipal securities, including Build America Bonds (BABs), issued by state and local governments to finance capital projects, such as public schools, roads, transportation infrastructure, bridges, ports and public buildings. It also has the ability to invest up to 20% of its managed assets in securities other than taxable municipal securities. It may invest at least 80% of its managed assets in securities that at the time of purchase are investment-grade quality. It invests in various sectors, including utilities, transportation, education, tobacco, commercial services and supplies, and housing. The Trust’s investment manager is BlackRock Advisors, LLC.

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