Head to Head Comparison: Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) vs. Potlatchdeltic (NYSE:PCH)

Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) and Potlatchdeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and Potlatchdeltic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alexander & Baldwin -16.70% -8.56% -4.83%
Potlatchdeltic 12.01% 8.66% 4.72%



Dividends

Alexander & Baldwin pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Potlatchdeltic pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Potlatchdeltic pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alexander & Baldwin has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Potlatchdeltic has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Alexander & Baldwin has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Potlatchdeltic has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.0% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.7% of Potlatchdeltic shares are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of Alexander & Baldwin shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Potlatchdeltic shares are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alexander & Baldwin and Potlatchdeltic’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alexander & Baldwin $644.40 million 2.65 -$72.00 million N/A N/A
Potlatchdeltic $974.58 million 2.59 $122.88 million $2.28 16.39

Potlatchdeltic has higher revenue and earnings than Alexander & Baldwin.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Alexander & Baldwin and Potlatchdeltic, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alexander & Baldwin 0 0 0 0 N/A
Potlatchdeltic 0 1 4 0 2.80

Potlatchdeltic has a consensus price target of $43.18, indicating a potential upside of 15.57%. Given Potlatchdeltic’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Potlatchdeltic is more favorable than Alexander & Baldwin.

Summary

Potlatchdeltic beats Alexander & Baldwin on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alexander & Baldwin

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is Hawai`i's premier commercial real estate company and the state's foremost owner of grocery-anchored retail centers. A&B is a fully integrated real estate investment trust and owns, operates and manages approximately 3.5 million square feet of primarily retail and industrial space in Hawai`i, and is a major landowner in the state. A&B's interests extend beyond commercial real estate into renewable energy and land stewardship. A&B is also a construction materials company and paving contractor in Hawai`i. Over its nearly 150-year history, A&B has evolved with the state's economy and played a lead role in the development of the agricultural, transportation, tourism, construction and real estate industries.

About Potlatchdeltic

PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns nearly 2 million acres of timberlands in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. Through its taxable REIT subsidiary, the company also operates six sawmills, an industrial-grade plywood mill, a medium density fiberboard plant, a residential and commercial real estate development business and a rural timberland sales program. PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest practices, is dedicated to long-term stewardship and sustainable management of its timber resources.

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