Analysing Optibase (OBAS) and BBX Capital (BBX)

Analysing Optibase (OBAS) and BBX Capital (BBX)

Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Optibase and BBX Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

BBX Capital has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 163.59%. Given BBX Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BBX Capital is more favorable than Optibase.

Profitability

This table compares Optibase and BBX Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Optibase shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.1% of BBX Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Optibase shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.7% of BBX Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Optibase does not pay a dividend. BBX Capital pays out 5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Optibase has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BBX Capital has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Optibase and BBX Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

BBX Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Optibase.

Summary

BBX Capital beats Optibase on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Optibase Company Profile

Optibase Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fixed-income real estate sector in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. The company purchases and operates real estate properties intended for leasing and resale primarily for the purpose of commercial, industrial, office space, parking garage, and warehouse use, as well as for residential purposes. The company was formerly known as Optibase Advanced Systems (1990) Ltd. and changed its name to Optibase Ltd. in November 1993. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. Optibase Ltd. is a subsidiary of The Capri Family Foundation.

BBX Capital Company Profile

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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