Retail Value (RVI) vs. Optibase (OBAS) Head to Head Review

Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) and Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) 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, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.17 -$165.30 million N/A N/A
Optibase $16.61 million 3.82 -$2.78 million N/A N/A

Optibase has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Retail Value.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Retail Value and Optibase, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Retail Value 0 0 1 0 3.00
Optibase 0 0 0 0 N/A

Retail Value currently has a consensus price target of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.72%. Given Retail Value’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Optibase.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Retail Value N/A N/A N/A
Optibase -16.75% -3.66% -1.11%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.1% of Retail Value shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Optibase shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Retail Value shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of Optibase shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Optibase does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Retail Value beats Optibase on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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