Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Retail Value’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seritage Growth Properties -47.87% -8.05% -3.17%
Retail Value 35.37% 12.67% 4.92%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Retail Value’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seritage Growth Properties $214.75 million 6.74 -$73.47 million N/A N/A
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.20 -$165.30 million N/A N/A

Seritage Growth Properties has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Retail Value.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Seritage Growth Properties and Retail Value, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seritage Growth Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00

Retail Value has a consensus target price of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.49%. Given Retail Value’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Seritage Growth Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.1% of Retail Value shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Retail Value shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Seritage Growth Properties has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Retail Value has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Retail Value beats Seritage Growth Properties on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Seritage Growth Properties Company Profile

Seritage Growth Properties is a publicly-traded, self-administered and self-managed REIT with 206 wholly-owned properties and 26 joint venture properties totaling approximately 36.3 million square feet of space across 48 states and Puerto Rico. The Company was formed to unlock the underlying real estate value of a high-quality retail portfolio it acquired from Sears Holdings in July 2015. Pursuant to a master lease, the Company has the right to recapture certain space from Sears Holdings for retenanting or redevelopment purposes. The Company's mission is to create and own revitalized shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations that provide enriched experiences for consumers and local communities, and create long-term value for our shareholders.

Retail Value Company Profile

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.

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