Gazit Globe (NYSE:GZT) & Optibase (NYSE:OBAS) Head to Head Comparison

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gazit Globe and Optibase’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazit Globe $817.00 million 1.91 $142.00 million $0.94 8.56
Optibase $16.61 million 3.58 -$2.78 million N/A N/A

Gazit Globe has higher revenue and earnings than Optibase.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Gazit Globe and Optibase, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazit Globe 0 0 0 0 N/A
Optibase 0 0 0 0 N/A


Gazit Globe pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Optibase does not pay a dividend. Gazit Globe pays out 43.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gazit Globe has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.


This table compares Gazit Globe and Optibase’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazit Globe -11.36% 2.11% 0.76%
Optibase -14.04% -3.07% -0.93%

Volatility & Risk

Gazit Globe has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Optibase has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.7% of Gazit Globe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Optibase shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Optibase shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Gazit Globe beats Optibase on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gazit Globe

Gazit Globe Ltd, through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, develops, operates, and manages supermarket-anchored shopping centers and retail-based mixed-use properties in North America, Brazil, Israel, and Europe. As of September 30, 2018, the company owned and operated 101 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 2.5 million square meters. Gazit Globe Ltd was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

About Optibase

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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