Analyzing Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and Hudson Pacific Properties (NASDAQ:HPP)

Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Optibase shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Optibase shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Hudson Pacific Properties shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Optibase and Hudson Pacific Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Optibase $16.61 million 3.82 -$2.78 million N/A N/A
Hudson Pacific Properties $728.42 million 6.92 $99.37 million $1.86 17.49

Hudson Pacific Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Optibase.

Dividends

Hudson Pacific Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Optibase does not pay a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Optibase has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Pacific Properties has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Optibase and Hudson Pacific Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Optibase 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hudson Pacific Properties 0 1 5 0 2.83

Hudson Pacific Properties has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.71%. Given Hudson Pacific Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson Pacific Properties is more favorable than Optibase.

Profitability

This table compares Optibase and Hudson Pacific Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Optibase -14.04% -3.07% -0.93%
Hudson Pacific Properties 1.68% 0.33% 0.18%

Summary

Hudson Pacific Properties beats Optibase on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Hudson Pacific Properties Company Profile

Hudson Pacific Properties is a visionary real estate investment trust that owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of marquee office and studio properties. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000 and the Russell 3000 indices.

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