Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) & Retail Value (NASDAQ:RVI) Critical Review

Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Griffin Industrial Realty and Retail Value, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Griffin Industrial Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00

Retail Value has a consensus price target of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.77%. Given Retail Value’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Griffin Industrial Realty.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.9% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of Retail Value shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.3% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Retail Value shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Retail Value has a beta of 1.42, meaning that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Griffin Industrial Realty and Retail Value’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Griffin Industrial Realty $33.80 million 5.82 -$1.65 million N/A N/A
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.38 -$165.30 million N/A N/A

Griffin Industrial Realty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Retail Value.

Dividends

Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%.

Profitability

This table compares Griffin Industrial Realty and Retail Value’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Griffin Industrial Realty 13.99% 6.33% 2.27%
Retail Value 35.37% 13.08% 4.81%

Summary

Retail Value beats Griffin Industrial Realty on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Griffin Industrial Realty Company Profile

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. develops, manages, and leases industrial and commercial properties in the United States. As of November 30, 2018, the company owned 37 buildings comprising 25 industrial/warehouse buildings, 11 office/flex buildings, and a restaurant building. It also owns real estate properties in the Hartford, Connecticut area; the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania; and the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area, as well as Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida. The company was formerly known as Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. and changed its name to Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. in May 2015. Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in New York City, New York.

Retail Value Company Profile

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

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