Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) and Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seritage Growth Properties has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Seritage Growth Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $2.70 billion 8.85 $2.72 billion $2.86 8.62
Seritage Growth Properties $241.02 million 7.50 -$73.75 million N/A N/A

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has higher revenue and earnings than Seritage Growth Properties.

Dividends

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays an annual dividend of $0.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Seritage Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Seritage Growth Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 1 0 3.00
Seritage Growth Properties 1 1 0 0 1.50

Seritage Growth Properties has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential downside of 20.10%. Given Seritage Growth Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Seritage Growth Properties is more favorable than Vonovia SE Depository Receipt.

Profitability

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Seritage Growth Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 100.80% 16.80% 7.24%
Seritage Growth Properties -13.20% -2.50% -1.22%

Summary

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt beats Seritage Growth Properties on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt Company Profile

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

Seritage Growth Properties Company Profile

Seritage Growth Properties is a publicly-traded, self-administered and self-managed REIT with 222 wholly-owned properties and 26 joint venture properties totaling approximately 39 million square feet of space across 49 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.

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