Griffin Industrial Realty (GRIF) versus Optibase (OBAS) Head to Head Comparison

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Griffin Industrial Realty and Optibase, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Griffin Industrial Realty -5.85% -1.06% -0.39%
Optibase -13.85% -3.03% -0.90%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Griffin Industrial Realty $43.88 million 4.07 $4.62 million N/A N/A
Optibase $16.59 million 2.67 -$1.12 million N/A N/A

Griffin Industrial Realty has higher revenue and earnings than Optibase.

Dividends

Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Optibase does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.5% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Optibase shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.0% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of Optibase shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Optibase has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

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.

About Optibase

Optibase Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fixed-income real estate sector in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. The company purchases and operates real estate properties intended for leasing and resale primarily for the purpose of commercial, industrial, office space, parking garage, and warehouse use, as well as for residential purposes. The company was formerly known as Optibase Advanced Systems (1990) Ltd. and changed its name to Optibase Ltd. in November 1993. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. Optibase Ltd. is a subsidiary of The Capri Family Foundation.

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