Reviewing Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY) and Hudson (HUD)

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ: CRESY) and Hudson (NYSE:HUD) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current recommendations for Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Hudson, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson 0 1 3 0 2.75

Hudson has a consensus price target of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 26.13%. Given Hudson’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson is more favorable than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Hudson’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. $5.05 billion 0.21 $97.76 million N/A N/A
Hudson N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.8% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are held by company 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.

Dividends

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Hudson does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. and Hudson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 5.58% 15.49% 2.95%
Hudson 4.53% 8.98% 5.61%

Summary

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. beats Hudson on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Company Profile

Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria, an agricultural company, produces basic agricultural commodities in Brazil and other Latin American countries. The Agricultural business is involved in planting, harvesting, and sale of crops, such as wheat, corn, soybean, cotton, and sunflower, as well as sugarcane; breeding, purchasing, and fattening of beef cattle for sale to meat processors and local livestock auction markets; producing raw milk for sale to local milk and milk-related products producers; the leasing of farms to third parties; the disposal and development of farmlands activities; and feedlot farming, as well as meat slaughtering and processing activities. Its Investment and Development Properties business engages in the commercial exploitation, development, and lease of commercial facilities and other spaces in shopping centers; lease and servicing of office spaces other rental properties; development, sale, and maintenance of undeveloped parcels of land and/or trading properties; operation of hotels; and provision of consumer financing services. The company was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hudson Company Profile

Hudson Ltd is a travel concession operator in the continental United States and Canada. The Company operates travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free stores, proprietary and branded specialty stores, electronics stores, themed stores and quick-service food and beverage outlets under proprietary and third-party brands. It offers its customers a broad assortment of products through its duty-paid and duty-free operations. Within its duty-paid operations, it offers products in the categories, such as media, including books and magazines; food and beverage, including snacks and confectionary; essentials, including travel accessories, health and beauty accessories; destination, including souvenir, apparel and gifts; and fashion, including apparel, leather and baggage. Within its duty-free retail operations, its product categories include perfume and cosmetics, confectionary, fashion, including watches, jewelry, accessories, leather and baggage and tobacco.

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