Comparing G City (OTCMKTS:GZTGF) & Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG)

G City (OTCMKTS:GZTGFGet Rating) and Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRGGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

G City has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seritage Growth Properties has a beta of 2.73, suggesting that its share price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.2% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares G City and Seritage Growth Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
G City $710.61 million 1.18 $199.94 million $0.32 14.81
Seritage Growth Properties $116.68 million 4.46 -$28.15 million ($2.22) -5.37

G City has higher revenue and earnings than Seritage Growth Properties. Seritage Growth Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than G City, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for G City and Seritage Growth Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
G City 0 0 0 0 N/A
Seritage Growth Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares G City and Seritage Growth Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
G City 6.03% 1.03% 0.34%
Seritage Growth Properties -82.97% -8.10% -2.59%

Summary

G City beats Seritage Growth Properties on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About G City

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Gazit-Globe Ltd., through its subsidiaries, owns, develops, manges, and operates supermarket-anchored shopping centers and retail-based mixed-use properties in North America, Brazil, Israel, the United States, Europe, and internationally. It owns and operates approximately 104 properties covering an area of approximately 2.5 million square meters. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a subsidiary of Norstar Holdings Inc.

About Seritage Growth Properties

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Seritage Growth Properties is a publicly-traded, self-administered and self-managed REIT with 166 wholly-owned properties and 29 unconsolidated properties totaling approximately 30.4 million square feet of space across 44 states and Puerto Rico. The Company was formed to unlock the underlying real estate value of a high-quality retail portfolio it acquired from Sears Holdings in July 2015. The Company's mission is to create and own revitalized shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations that provide enriched experiences for consumers and local communities, and create long-term value for our shareholders.

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