Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) and Fc Global Realty (NASDAQ:FCRE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
54.8% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.8% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alexander & Baldwin and Fc Global Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alexander & Baldwin||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Fc Global Realty||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Alexander & Baldwin presently has a consensus target price of $50.00, suggesting a potential upside of 104.58%. Given Alexander & Baldwin’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alexander & Baldwin is more favorable than Fc Global Realty.
Alexander & Baldwin pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Fc Global Realty does not pay a dividend. Alexander & Baldwin pays out 3.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alexander & Baldwin has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Volatility and Risk
Alexander & Baldwin has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fc Global Realty has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and Fc Global Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alexander & Baldwin||$425.50 million||4.14||$228.30 million||$3.78||6.47|
|Fc Global Realty||$38.39 million||0.12||-$13.26 million||N/A||N/A|
Alexander & Baldwin has higher revenue and earnings than Fc Global Realty.
This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and Fc Global Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alexander & Baldwin||53.70%||2.92%||1.43%|
|Fc Global Realty||N/A||-81.53%||-15.45%|
Alexander & Baldwin beats Fc Global Realty on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alexander & Baldwin
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) is a real estate company. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial Real Estate, Land Operations, and Materials and Construction. In addition to its 15 retail centers in Hawaii, the Company owned seven industrial assets, seven office properties and a portfolio of urban ground leases comprising 106 acres in Hawaii, as of December 31, 2016. On the United States mainland, the Company owned seven remaining commercial assets, as of December 31, 2016. The Commercial Real Estate segment owns, operates and manages retail, industrial and office properties in Hawaii and on the Mainland. The Land Operations segment manages the Company’s land and real estate-related assets and deploys these assets to their use. The Materials and Construction segment performs asphalt paving as prime contractor and subcontractor; imports and sells liquid asphalt; mines, processes and sells basalt aggregate, and produces and sells asphaltic and ready-mix concrete.
About Fc Global Realty
FC Global Realty Inc., formerly PhotoMedex, Inc., is a real estate investment company. The Company seeks to invest in a diversified portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties and other real estate investments located both throughout the United States and in various international locales. Its business segment includes hospitality-oriented development opportunities; and mixed-use urban infill master plan development opportunities in secondary markets. The Company seeks to acquire investments in a variety of real estate projects, including residential developments, commercial properties such as gas station sites, and hotels and resort communities. The Company focuses on global hospitality in its international asset base and focuses hospitality, urban infill and mixed-use projects in its domestic asset base.
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