Head-To-Head Survey: Shanghai Industrial (SGHIY) versus Pico (PICO)

Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Shanghai Industrial and Pico, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Shanghai Industrial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pico 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Shanghai Industrial and Pico’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Shanghai Industrial $3.79 billion 0.62 $404.20 million N/A N/A
Pico $36.28 million 5.81 $460,000.00 N/A N/A

Shanghai Industrial has higher revenue and earnings than Pico.

Volatility & Risk

Shanghai Industrial has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pico has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.7% of Pico shares are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Pico shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Shanghai Industrial and Pico’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Shanghai Industrial N/A N/A N/A
Pico -34.79% -2.54% -2.46%

Dividends

Shanghai Industrial pays an annual dividend of $1.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Pico does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Shanghai Industrial beats Pico on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Shanghai Industrial

Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the infrastructure facilities, real estate, and consumer products businesses in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. The company's Infrastructure Facilities segment invests in and operates toll road projects and water-related business. The company's Real Estate segment engages in property development activities, as well as invests in and operates a hotel. Its Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells cigarettes, packaging materials, and printed products; and offers printing services for cigarette packaging, wine packaging, and high-end molded fiber products. Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited also issues convertible bonds. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Wanchai, Hong Kong and is considered as a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Company Limited.

About Pico

PICO Holdings, Inc. engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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