Head-To-Head Comparison: HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR (HNGKY) and Pico (PICO)

HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR (OTCMKTS:HNGKY) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pico has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.7% of Pico shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of Pico shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Pico’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
Pico -34.79% -2.54% -2.46%

Dividends

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Pico, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pico 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR and Pico’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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
Pico $36.28 million 5.94 $460,000.00 N/A N/A

HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Pico.

Summary

HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR beats Pico on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

HONGKONG LD HOL/ADR Company Profile

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.

Pico Company Profile

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.

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