Comparing Corporacion America Airports (CAAP) & Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMAB)

Corporacion America Airports (NYSE: CAAP) and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.4% of Corporacion America Airports shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.7% of Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte pays an annual dividend of $1.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Corporacion America Airports does not pay a dividend. Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte pays out 64.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Corporacion America Airports and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corporacion America Airports 0 0 0 0 N/A
Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte 0 2 2 0 2.50

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.38%. Given Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte is more favorable than Corporacion America Airports.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Corporacion America Airports and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corporacion America Airports $1.58 billion 0.88 $63.49 million $0.47 18.51
Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte $378.07 million 4.61 $108.30 million $2.19 18.53

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Corporacion America Airports. Corporacion America Airports is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Corporacion America Airports and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corporacion America Airports N/A N/A N/A
Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte 31.13% 33.76% 16.91%

Summary

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte beats Corporacion America Airports on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corporacion America Airports

Corporación América Airports S.A. acquires, develops, and operates airport concessions. It operates 52 airports in Latin America, Europe, and Eurasia. The company was formerly knwona as A.C.I. Airports International S.à r.l. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Corporación América Airports S.A. is a subsidiary of A.C.I. Airports S.à r.l.

About Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S. A. B. de C. V., through its subsidiaries, holds concessions to develop, operate, and maintain airports in Mexico. It also operates NH Collection Hotel in Terminal 2 of the Mexico City International Airport; and a hotel under the Hilton Garden Inn name at the Monterrey Airport. The company operates 13 international airports in Monterrey, Acapulco, Mazatlán, Zihuatanejo, Chihuahua, Culiacán, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Torreón, Zacatecas, Ciudad Juárez, and Reynosa cities. In addition, it provides aeronautical services, which include passenger, aircraft landing and parking, passenger walkway, and airport security services. Further, the company offers non-aeronautical services that comprise leasing of space at its airports to retailers, restaurants, airlines, and other commercial tenants, as well as operation of parking facilities; and complementary services, such as baggage-screening, non-permanent ground transportation, and access rights services. Additionally, it provides construction services. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S. A. B. de C. V. has a strategic alliance with VYNMSA Desarrollo Inmobiliario, S.A. de C.V. to build and operate an industrial park at the Monterrey airport. The company is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S. A. B. de C. V. is a subsidiary of Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructa, S.A. de C.V.

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