Gazit-Globe (NYSE: GZT) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitabiliy and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gazit-Globe and Green Brick Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazit-Globe $1.38 billion 1.40 $780.60 million N/A N/A
Green Brick Partners $409.71 million 1.32 $54.21 million $0.56 19.64

Gazit-Globe has higher revenue and earnings than Green Brick Partners.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.7% of Gazit-Globe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.4% of Green Brick Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 53.1% of Green Brick Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Gazit-Globe has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Green Brick Partners has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Gazit-Globe and Green Brick Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazit-Globe 6.75% 1.39% 0.53%
Green Brick Partners 6.56% 11.23% 8.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Gazit-Globe and Green Brick Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazit-Globe 0 1 2 0 2.67
Green Brick Partners 0 2 0 0 2.00

Gazit-Globe presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 47.06%. Green Brick Partners has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential downside of 27.27%. Given Gazit-Globe’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gazit-Globe is more favorable than Green Brick Partners.

Dividends

Gazit-Globe pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Green Brick Partners does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Gazit-Globe beats Green Brick Partners on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gazit-Globe Company Profile

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets. It operates internationally through its publicly traded and privately held subsidiaries. It operates in more than 20 countries, and owns and manages approximately 430 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.5 million square meters. The Company’s properties include Kista Galleria, Iso Omena, Potrero Center, Yorkville Village, Atrium Promenada, Serramonte Shopping Center, Galeria Dominikanska, Westbury Plaza, Northgate Centre, San Pelegrino Shopping Mall, G Tzameret, Kosice Optima Shopping Center, Coens Galerie, Parkway Mall, Rutherford Marketplace, Atrium Copernicus, Atrium Biala, Molo Shopping Center, Wentorf Shopping Center, Plaza Escuela and Mount Royal Village.

Green Brick Partners Company Profile

Green Brick Partners, Inc. operates in the real estate industry. The Company operates through two segments. The builder operations segment includes its controlled builders results, which include building and selling single-family detached homes and townhomes that are designed and built to meet local customer preferences, and the sale of lots. Builder operations consist of three operating segments: Texas, Georgia, and corporate and other. Corporate operations segment develops and implements strategic initiatives and supports its builder operations and land development by centralizing certain administrative functions, such as finance, treasury, information technology and human resources. The land development segment includes operations related to the acquisition and development of land, which is sold to its controlled builders and third-party homebuilders. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned or controlled over 5,200 home sites in various locations in the Dallas and Atlanta markets.

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