Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) versus CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) Head-To-Head Review

Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Optibase has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAHS China HGS Real Estate has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Optibase and CAHS China HGS Real Estate’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Optibase $16.61 million 3.67 -$2.78 million N/A N/A
CAHS China HGS Real Estate $65.49 million 0.53 $5.24 million N/A N/A

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Optibase.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Optibase shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Optibase shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 70.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Optibase and CAHS China HGS Real Estate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Optibase -10.37% -2.26% -0.69%
CAHS China HGS Real Estate -1.01% -0.25% -0.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Optibase and CAHS China HGS Real Estate, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Optibase 0 0 0 0 N/A
CAHS China HGS Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

CAHS China HGS Real Estate beats Optibase on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Optibase Company Profile

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.

CAHS China HGS Real Estate Company Profile

China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops real estate properties in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. It also develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. In addition, the company offers various services, such as land acquisition, project planning, design management, construction management, sales and marketing, and property management. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong, the People's Republic of China.

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