HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HNGKY) and Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Armada Hoffler Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Armada Hoffler Properties pays out 81.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Armada Hoffler Properties has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Armada Hoffler Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
0.0% of HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.0% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Armada Hoffler Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||$1.96 billion||8.33||$5.59 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||$193.32 million||4.49||$17.20 million||$1.03||16.07|
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Armada Hoffler Properties.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Armada Hoffler Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Armada Hoffler Properties has a consensus target price of $16.31, suggesting a potential downside of 1.44%. Given Armada Hoffler Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Armada Hoffler Properties is more favorable than HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR.
This table compares HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Armada Hoffler Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Armada Hoffler Properties||9.66%||3.96%||1.47%|
Volatility & Risk
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Armada Hoffler Properties has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Armada Hoffler Properties beats HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR Company Profile
Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the investment, development, and management of real estate properties in Greater China, Southeast Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Investment Properties and Development Properties. It owns and manages approximately 850,000 square meters of office and luxury retail property primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing. The company also develops and sells residential properties. In addition, it is involved in hotel investment and finance businesses. The company was founded in 1889 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited.
Armada Hoffler Properties Company Profile
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH) is a vertically-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") with four decades of experience developing, building, acquiring, and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail, and multifamily properties located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. In addition to developing and building properties for its own account, the Company also provides development and general contracting construction services to third-party clients. Founded in 1979 by Daniel A. Hoffler, the Company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
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