One Liberty Properties (NYSE:OLP) and Hammerson (OTCMKTS:HMSNF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
42.0% of One Liberty Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of One Liberty Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares One Liberty Properties and Hammerson’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|One Liberty Properties||$79.13 million||6.81||$20.67 million||$2.13||12.70|
One Liberty Properties has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hammerson.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for One Liberty Properties and Hammerson, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|One Liberty Properties||0||1||0||0||2.00|
One Liberty Properties presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.17%. Given One Liberty Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe One Liberty Properties is more favorable than Hammerson.
Volatility and Risk
One Liberty Properties has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hammerson has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares One Liberty Properties and Hammerson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|One Liberty Properties||16.17%||4.52%||1.70%|
One Liberty Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Hammerson does not pay a dividend. One Liberty Properties pays out 84.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
One Liberty Properties beats Hammerson on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About One Liberty Properties
One Liberty is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust incorporated in Maryland in 1982. The Company acquires, owns and manages a geographically diversified portfolio consisting primarily of industrial, retail, restaurant, health and fitness, and theater properties. Many of these properties are subject to long term net leases under which the tenant is typically responsible for the property's real estate taxes, insurance and ordinary maintenance and repairs.
We are an owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio includes investments in 22 prime shopping centres in the UK, Ireland and France, 15 convenient retail parks in the UK and 20 premium outlets across Europe.
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