Reviewing Fc Global Realty (FCRE) and Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX)

Fc Global Realty (NASDAQ: FCRE) and Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Fc Global Realty and Alexander & Baldwin, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fc Global Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alexander & Baldwin 0 0 1 0 3.00

Alexander & Baldwin has a consensus price target of $50.00, indicating a potential upside of 116.73%. Given Alexander & Baldwin’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alexander & Baldwin is more favorable than Fc Global Realty.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fc Global Realty and Alexander & Baldwin’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fc Global Realty $38.39 million 0.12 -$13.26 million N/A N/A
Alexander & Baldwin $387.50 million 4.28 -$10.20 million $0.37 62.35

Alexander & Baldwin has higher revenue and earnings than Fc Global Realty.

Volatility & Risk

Fc Global Realty has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alexander & Baldwin has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.5% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Fc Global Realty and Alexander & Baldwin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fc Global Realty N/A -81.53% -15.45%
Alexander & Baldwin 4.15% 3.89% 2.18%

Dividends

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 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alexander & Baldwin has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Alexander & Baldwin beats Fc Global Realty on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fc Global Realty Company Profile

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.

Alexander & Baldwin Company Profile

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.

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