Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) vs. Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) Head to Head Analysis

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) and Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Griffin Industrial Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Griffin Industrial Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Griffin Industrial Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. -28.83% -33.15% -6.52%
Griffin Industrial Realty 13.99% 6.33% 2.27%

Volatility & Risk

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.4% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.3% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Griffin Industrial Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. $1.88 billion 0.13 -$493.10 million N/A N/A
Griffin Industrial Realty $33.80 million 5.90 -$1.65 million N/A N/A

Griffin Industrial Realty has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..

Summary

Griffin Industrial Realty beats Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Company Profile

Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria, an agricultural company, produces basic agricultural commodities in Brazil and other Latin American countries. The Agricultural business is involved in planting, harvesting, and sale of crops, such as wheat, corn, soybean, cotton, and sunflower, as well as sugarcane; breeding, purchasing, and fattening of cattle for sale to slaughterhouses and local livestock auction markets; producing raw milk for sale to local milk and milk-related products producers; the leasing of farms to third parties; the disposal and development of farmlands activities; and feedlot farming, as well as meat slaughtering and processing activities. Its Urban Properties and Investments business engages in the leasing, renting, and servicing of commercial facilities and other spaces in shopping malls; leasing and servicing of office spaces other rental properties; development, sale, and maintenance of undeveloped parcels of land and/or trading properties; operation of hotels; and provision of consumer financing services. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Griffin Industrial Realty Company Profile

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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