Gazit-Globe (NYSE: GZT) and RMR Group (NYSE:RMR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Gazit-Globe and RMR Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazit-Globe N/A N/A N/A
RMR Group 32.69% 19.25% 18.06%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.7% of Gazit-Globe shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Gazit-Globe and RMR Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazit-Globe 0 1 3 0 2.75
RMR Group 0 2 2 0 2.50

Gazit-Globe presently has a consensus price target of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 32.26%. RMR Group has a consensus price target of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.45%. Given Gazit-Globe’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Gazit-Globe is more favorable than RMR Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gazit-Globe and RMR Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazit-Globe $1.41 billion 1.34 $797.37 million N/A N/A
RMR Group $227.47 million 3.47 $155.03 million N/A N/A

Gazit-Globe has higher revenue and earnings than RMR Group.

Dividends

Gazit-Globe pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.5%. RMR Group does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Gazit-Globe beats RMR Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gazit-Globe Company Profile

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets. It operates internationally through its publicly traded and privately held subsidiaries. It operates in more than 20 countries, and owns and manages approximately 430 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.5 million square meters. The Company’s properties include Kista Galleria, Iso Omena, Potrero Center, Yorkville Village, Atrium Promenada, Serramonte Shopping Center, Galeria Dominikanska, Westbury Plaza, Northgate Centre, San Pelegrino Shopping Mall, G Tzameret, Kosice Optima Shopping Center, Coens Galerie, Parkway Mall, Rutherford Marketplace, Atrium Copernicus, Atrium Biala, Molo Shopping Center, Wentorf Shopping Center, Plaza Escuela and Mount Royal Village.

RMR Group Company Profile

The RMR Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s business is primarily conducted by its subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC (RMR LLC). The Company’s segments include RMR LLC and All Other Operations. RMR LLC manages a portfolio of publicly owned real estate and real estate related businesses. RMR LLC manages Government Properties Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns properties that are leased to government tenants; Hospitality Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns hotels and travel centers; Select Income REIT, an REIT that primarily owns properties leased to single tenants across the United States and leased lands in Hawaii, and Senior Housing Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns senior living communities and medical office buildings. As of June 30, 2016, RMR LLC managed over 1,300 properties, which were located in 48 states, Washington, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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