Santa Fe Financial (OTCMKTS:SFEF) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Santa Fe Financial and Retail Value’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Santa Fe Financial||$57.43 million||0.87||$1.49 million||N/A||N/A|
|Retail Value||$322.87 million||1.79||-$292.45 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
67.9% of Retail Value shares are held by institutional investors. 85.9% of Santa Fe Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Santa Fe Financial does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Santa Fe Financial and Retail Value, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Santa Fe Financial||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Retail Value has a consensus price target of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 31.12%. Given Retail Value’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Santa Fe Financial.
This table compares Santa Fe Financial and Retail Value’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Santa Fe Financial||8.10%||-0.55%||0.61%|
Retail Value beats Santa Fe Financial on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Santa Fe Financial Company Profile
Santa Fe Financial Corporation owns and operates a hotel property in San Francisco, California. The company operates through three segments: Hotel Operations, Real Estate Operations, and Investment Transactions. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five level underground parking garage. The company also owns and operates a 27-unit and a 2-unit multi-family apartment complex located in Los Angeles, California, as well as owns land for development located in Maui, Hawaii; and invests in marketable securities, such as corporate equities and bonds, and income producing securities. The company was formerly known as Tri Financial Corporation and changed its name to Santa Fe Financial Corporation in September 1970. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Santa Fe Financial Corporation is a subsidiary of The InterGroup Corporation.
Retail Value Company Profile
RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol RVI on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. (formerly known as DDR Corp.). RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.
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