HENDERSON LD DE/S (OTCMKTS:HLDCY) and Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of HENDERSON LD DE/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for HENDERSON LD DE/S and Griffin Industrial Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HENDERSON LD DE/S 0 1 0 1 3.00
Griffin Industrial Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares HENDERSON LD DE/S and Griffin Industrial Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HENDERSON LD DE/S N/A N/A N/A
Griffin Industrial Realty 13.99% 6.33% 2.27%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HENDERSON LD DE/S and Griffin Industrial Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HENDERSON LD DE/S $2.80 billion 8.18 $3.98 billion $0.52 9.12
Griffin Industrial Realty $33.80 million 5.79 -$1.65 million N/A N/A

HENDERSON LD DE/S has higher revenue and earnings than Griffin Industrial Realty.

Dividends

HENDERSON LD DE/S pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. HENDERSON LD DE/S pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

HENDERSON LD DE/S has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About HENDERSON LD DE/S

Henderson Land Development Company Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development and investment activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company operates through Property Development, Property Leasing, Department Store Operation, Other Businesses, and Utility and Energy. The Property Development segment develops and sells real estate properties. Its property portfolio primarily includes offices, shopping arcades, shopping malls, commercial complexes, and residential properties. The Property Leasing segment leases properties. The Department Store Operation segment operates and manages department stores. The Other Businesses segment operates and manages hotels; provides construction, finance, project management, property management, agency, and cleaning and security guard services; and trades in building materials, as well as disposes leasehold land. The Utility and Energy segment is involved in production, distribution, and marketing gas; and water supply and environmentally-friendly energy businesses. Henderson Land Development Company Limited was founded in 1976 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Henderson Land Development Company Limited is a subsidiary of Henderson Development Limited.

About Griffin Industrial Realty

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. develops, manages, and leases industrial and commercial properties in the United States. As of November 30, 2018, the company owned 37 buildings comprising 25 industrial/warehouse buildings, 11 office/flex buildings, and a restaurant building. It also owns real estate properties in the Hartford, Connecticut area; the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania; and the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area, as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, and 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 incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in New York City, New York.

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