Contrasting Nam Tai Property (NTP) and Seritage Growth Properties (SRG)

Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) and Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.9% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.2% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Seritage Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Nam Tai Property’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seritage Growth Properties $241.02 million 5.64 -$73.75 million N/A N/A
Nam Tai Property $1.85 million 180.87 $3.94 million N/A N/A

Nam Tai Property has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Seritage Growth Properties.

Risk and Volatility

Seritage Growth Properties has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Seritage Growth Properties and Nam Tai Property, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seritage Growth Properties 1 1 0 0 1.50
Nam Tai Property 0 0 0 0 N/A

Seritage Growth Properties presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.21%. Given Seritage Growth Properties’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Seritage Growth Properties is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.

Profitability

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Nam Tai Property’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seritage Growth Properties -29.00% -4.76% -2.24%
Nam Tai Property N/A -1.85% -1.72%

Summary

Nam Tai Property beats Seritage Growth Properties on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Seritage Growth Properties

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.

About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc. operates as a property development and management company in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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