Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) and Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
26.1% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.8% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Innovative Industrial Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Innovative Industrial Properties pays out 209.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This table compares Nam Tai Property and Innovative Industrial Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nam Tai Property||N/A||-3.84%||-3.33%|
|Innovative Industrial Properties||37.34%||3.89%||3.24%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Nam Tai Property and Innovative Industrial Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nam Tai Property||$490,000.00||650.84||-$13.25 million||N/A||N/A|
|Innovative Industrial Properties||$6.42 million||97.31||-$70,000.00||$0.67||99.36|
Innovative Industrial Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Nam Tai Property.
Volatility & Risk
Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innovative Industrial Properties has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Nam Tai Property and Innovative Industrial Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nam Tai Property||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Innovative Industrial Properties||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Innovative Industrial Properties has a consensus price target of $52.67, indicating a potential downside of 20.89%. Given Innovative Industrial Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Innovative Industrial Properties is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.
Innovative Industrial Properties beats Nam Tai Property on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Nam Tai Property
Nam Tai Property Inc. operates as a property development and management company in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.
About Innovative Industrial Properties
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to experienced, state-licensed operators for their regulated medical-use cannabis facilities. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, commencing with the year ended December 31, 2017.
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