Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) and HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HNGKY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Pico and HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||$1.96 billion||7.85||$5.59 billion||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Pico and HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Pico does not pay a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
Pico has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Pico and HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
71.7% of Pico shares are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Pico shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR beats Pico on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
PICO Holdings, Inc. engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
About HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR
Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the investment, development, and management of real estate properties in Greater China, Southeast Asia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Investment Properties and Development Properties. It owns and manages approximately 850,000 square meters of office and luxury retail property primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing. The company also develops and sells residential properties. In addition, it is involved in hotel investment and finance businesses. The company was founded in 1889 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited.
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