Comparing Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) & Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP)

Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) 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 valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Armada Hoffler Properties and Nam Tai Property, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Armada Hoffler Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Nam Tai Property 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Armada Hoffler Properties and Nam Tai Property’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Armada Hoffler Properties $193.32 million 4.97 $17.20 million $1.03 17.61
Nam Tai Property $490,000.00 694.49 -$13.25 million N/A N/A

Armada Hoffler Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Nam Tai Property.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Armada Hoffler Properties 10.16% 4.16% 1.44%
Nam Tai Property N/A -4.85% -3.60%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.9% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Armada Hoffler Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Armada Hoffler Properties pays out 81.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Armada Hoffler Properties has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Armada Hoffler Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Risk and Volatility

Armada Hoffler Properties has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Armada Hoffler Properties beats Nam Tai Property on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Armada Hoffler Properties

Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH) is a vertically-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") with four decades of experience developing, building, acquiring, and managing high-quality, institutional-grade office, retail, and multifamily properties located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. In addition to developing and building properties for its own account, the Company also provides development and general contracting construction services to third-party clients. Founded in 1979 by Daniel A. Hoffler, the Company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a property development company in the People's Republic of China. The company owns and develops technology parks. 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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