Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (SPAQ) and Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE:NMZ) Comparison side by side

Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:SPAQ) and Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE:NMZ) compete against each other in the Asset Management sector. We will compare them and contrast their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. 10 0.00 50.45M 0.04 262.89
Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund 14 0.00 N/A 1.17 12.05

In table 1 we can see Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. and Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. The company with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms currently. Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp.’s shares have been trading at higher P/E ratio which means it is currently more expensive than Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. and Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. 500,496,031.75% 0% 0%
Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund 0.00% 0% 0%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. and Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund are owned by institutional investors at 41.06% and 10.74% respectively.

Performance

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)
Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. -0.3% 0% 1.01% 3.74% 0% 3.74%
Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund 0.14% 0.5% 3.14% 14.07% 9.55% 21.22%

For the past year Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp.’s stock price has smaller growth than Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund.

Summary

Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund beats Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. on 5 of the 8 factors.

Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund is a closed-end fixed income mutual fund launched by Nuveen Investments Inc. The fund is co-managed by Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC and Nuveen Asset Management, LLC. It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund primarily invests in investment grade tax-exempt municipal securities. The fund was formerly known as Nuveen Municipal High Yield Opportunity Fund. Nuveen Municipal High Income Opportunity Fund was founded in November 19, 2003 and is based in the United States.

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