Head-To-Head Review: CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) versus Gazit Globe (NASDAQ:GZTGF)

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CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) and Gazit Globe (OTCMKTS:GZTGF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Gazit Globe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAHS China HGS Real Estate $65.49 million 0.52 $5.24 million N/A N/A
Gazit Globe $789.80 million 2.43 -$70.36 million N/A N/A

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gazit Globe.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Gazit Globe shares are held by institutional investors. 70.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Gazit Globe, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAHS China HGS Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gazit Globe 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Gazit Globe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAHS China HGS Real Estate -1.01% -0.25% -0.11%
Gazit Globe 4.94% 2.68% 0.92%

Risk and Volatility

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gazit Globe has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Gazit Globe beats CAHS China HGS Real Estate on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CAHS China HGS Real Estate

China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops real estate properties in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. It also develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. In addition, the company offers various services, such as land acquisition, project planning, design management, construction management, sales and marketing, and property management. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong, the People's Republic of China.

About Gazit Globe

Gazit Globe Ltd, through its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates supermarket-anchored shopping centers and retail-based mixed-use properties in North America, Brazil, Israel, and Europe. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned and operated 165 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 2.2 million square meters. Gazit Globe Ltd was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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