Critical Analysis: Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) vs. Santa Fe Financial (NYSE:SFEF)

Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) and Santa Fe Financial (OTCMKTS:SFEF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Santa Fe Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Pacific Properties 0.80% 0.16% 0.09%
Santa Fe Financial 5.41% -4.65% 4.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hudson Pacific Properties and Santa Fe Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Pacific Properties 0 0 5 0 3.00
Santa Fe Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties presently has a consensus price target of $39.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.21%. Given Hudson Pacific Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson Pacific Properties is more favorable than Santa Fe Financial.

Risk and Volatility

Hudson Pacific Properties has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Santa Fe Financial has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hudson Pacific Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Santa Fe Financial does not pay a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Santa Fe Financial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Pacific Properties $728.42 million 7.20 $99.37 million $1.86 18.20
Santa Fe Financial $60.21 million 0.81 $3.26 million N/A N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Santa Fe Financial.

Summary

Hudson Pacific Properties beats Santa Fe Financial on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

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.

About Santa Fe Financial

Santa Fe Financial Corporation owns and operates a hotel property in San Francisco, California. The company operates through three segments: Hotel Operations, Real Estate Operations, and Investment Transactions. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five level underground parking garage. The company also owns and operates a 27-unit and a 2-unit multi-family apartment complex located in Los Angeles, California, as well as owns land for development located in Maui, Hawaii; and invests in marketable securities, such as corporate equities and bonds, and income producing securities. The company was formerly known as Tri Financial Corporation and changed its name to Santa Fe Financial Corporation in September 1970. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Santa Fe Financial Corporation is a subsidiary of The InterGroup Corporation.

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