Reviewing CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) and Armada Hoffler Properties (NASDAQ:AHH)

CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) and Armada Hoffler Properties (NYSE:AHH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has a beta of 2.23, indicating that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Armada Hoffler Properties has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Armada Hoffler Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. CAHS China HGS Real Estate does not pay a dividend. 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 increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Armada Hoffler Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAHS China HGS Real Estate -1.01% -0.25% -0.11%
Armada Hoffler Properties 10.16% 4.16% 1.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Armada Hoffler Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAHS China HGS Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Armada Hoffler Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Armada Hoffler Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAHS China HGS Real Estate $65.49 million 0.52 $5.24 million N/A N/A
Armada Hoffler Properties $193.32 million 4.94 $17.20 million $1.03 17.51

Armada Hoffler Properties has higher revenue and earnings than CAHS China HGS Real Estate.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.9% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 70.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of Armada Hoffler Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Armada Hoffler Properties beats CAHS China HGS Real Estate on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CAHS China HGS Real Estate

China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops real estate properties in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. It also develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. In addition, the company offers various services, such as land acquisition, project planning, design management, construction management, sales and marketing, and property management. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong, the People's Republic of China.

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.

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