Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS:LSGOF) and Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This table compares Land Securities Group and Armada Hoffler Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Land Securities Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||9.85%||5.24%||2.10%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Land Securities Group and Armada Hoffler Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Land Securities Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||0||3||3||0||2.50|
Armada Hoffler Properties has a consensus target price of $16.31, indicating a potential upside of 12.42%. Given Armada Hoffler Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Armada Hoffler Properties is more favorable than Land Securities Group.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.9% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.4% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Armada Hoffler Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Land Securities Group does not pay a dividend. Armada Hoffler Properties pays out 80.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Armada Hoffler Properties has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Land Securities Group and Armada Hoffler Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Land Securities Group||$863.94 million||9.48||$147.72 million||N/A||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||$302.77 million||2.34||$21.04 million||$0.99||14.66|
Land Securities Group has higher revenue and earnings than Armada Hoffler Properties.
Armada Hoffler Properties beats Land Securities Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Land Securities Group Company Profile
At Landsec, we believe great places are for people to experience and are made with the experience of great people. As the UK's largest listed commercial property company, with 24 million sq ft of real estate and a portfolio valued at £14.1 billion, we own and manage some of the most successful and recognisable assets in the country. In London, our portfolio totals more than £7.8 billion, and consists of 6.4 million sq ft of real estate. From the world famous Piccadilly Lights to the transformation of Victoria, SW1, we deliver exceptional experiences for the businesses and people that live and work in, and visit, the capital. In Retail, across our 17.6 million sq ft of assets, we create outstanding experiences for customers and guests alike. Combined with the strength and resilience of our portfolio, this means we regularly outperform industry benchmarks for footfall and sales. We offer more than convenience and choice, recognising that memorable destinations are key to attracting the shoppers and retailers of today, and tomorrow. We also aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues ? from diversity and community employment, to carbon and climate resilience. Everything we do is grounded in experience and begins with people. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities. At Landsec, everything is experience.
Armada Hoffler Properties Company Profile
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH) is a vertically-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") with nearly four decades of experience developing, building, acquiring and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail and multifamily properties located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The Company also provides general construction and development services to third-party clients, in addition to developing and building properties to be placed in its stabilized portfolio. The Company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
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