Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) and Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Retail Value has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innovative Industrial Properties has a beta of 1.95, meaning that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.9% of Retail Value shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.7% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Retail Value shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Retail Value and Innovative Industrial Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.27 -$165.30 million N/A N/A
Innovative Industrial Properties $14.79 million 69.00 $6.99 million $1.34 60.27

Innovative Industrial Properties has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Retail Value.

Dividends

Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Innovative Industrial Properties pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Innovative Industrial Properties pays out 298.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Innovative Industrial Properties has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Retail Value and Innovative Industrial Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Retail Value 35.37% 12.67% 4.92%
Innovative Industrial Properties 51.10% 5.45% 3.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Retail Value and Innovative Industrial Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00
Innovative Industrial Properties 0 1 1 0 2.50

Retail Value presently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.07%. Innovative Industrial Properties has a consensus target price of $148.00, suggesting a potential upside of 83.26%. Given Innovative Industrial Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Innovative Industrial Properties is more favorable than Retail Value.

Summary

Innovative Industrial Properties beats Retail Value on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Retail Value

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

About Innovative Industrial Properties

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to experienced, state-licensed operators for their regulated medical-use cannabis facilities. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, commencing with the year ended December 31, 2017.

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