Reviewing HomeFed (HOFD) and Griffin Industrial Realty (GRIF)

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HomeFed (OTCMKTS:HOFD) and Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

8.9% of HomeFed shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of HomeFed shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.0% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HomeFed and Griffin Industrial Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HomeFed $78.64 million 8.07 $10.93 million N/A N/A
Griffin Industrial Realty $43.88 million 3.62 $4.62 million N/A N/A

HomeFed has higher revenue and earnings than Griffin Industrial Realty.

Profitability

This table compares HomeFed and Griffin Industrial Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HomeFed -4.08% -1.19% -0.93%
Griffin Industrial Realty -5.85% -1.06% -0.39%

Dividends

Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. HomeFed does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

HomeFed has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for HomeFed and Griffin Industrial Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HomeFed 0 0 0 0 N/A
Griffin Industrial Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Griffin Industrial Realty beats HomeFed on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HomeFed

HomeFed Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in and develops residential and commercial real estate properties in California, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Maine, and New York. The company operates through three segments: Real Estate, Farming, and Corporate. The company's Real Estate segment develops residential and commercial land development projects and other unimproved land, as well as projects in various stages of development, and retail and office operating properties. This segment engages in design engineering, grading raw land, and constructing public infrastructure, such as streets, utilities, and public facilities, as well as develops individual lots for home sites or other facilities. It also holds interest in Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, which comprises a 665 room hotel operated by Marriott; and operates an office building complex and parking space garage located in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, this segment holds interest in HomeFed Village III Master, LLC that owns and develops an approximate 450 acre community planned for 992 homes in the Otay Ranch General Plan Area of Chula Vista, California. The Farming segment operates the Rampage property, which include grape vineyard and almond orchard located in southern Madera County, California. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

About Griffin Industrial Realty

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. develops, manages, and leases industrial and commercial properties in the United States. As of November 30, 2017, the company owned 35 buildings comprising 23 industrial/warehouse buildings, 11 office/flex buildings, and a restaurant building. It also owns approximately 2,791 acres of land in Connecticut, as well as owns approximately 346 acres of land in Massachusetts, 131 acres of land in Pennsylvania, 18 acres in North Carolina, and 1,066 acres in northern Florida. The company was formerly known as Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. and changed its name to Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. in May 2015. Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in New York City, New York.

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