Head-To-Head Comparison: Gecina (GECFF) & The Competition

Gecina (OTCMKTS: GECFF) is one of 72 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gecina to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Gecina and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gecina 1 3 4 0 2.38
Gecina Competitors 296 935 1132 31 2.38

Gecina currently has a consensus target price of $158.34, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%. As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 1.99%. Given Gecina’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gecina is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gecina and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gecina $751.54 million $176.86 million 63.33
Gecina Competitors $1.25 billion $58.66 million -24.57

Gecina’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Gecina. Gecina is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Gecina and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gecina N/A N/A N/A
Gecina Competitors -3.12% 13.50% 2.90%

Volatility & Risk

Gecina has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gecina’s peers have a beta of 0.77, meaning that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.3% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.1% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Gecina peers beat Gecina on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Gecina Company Profile

Gecina SA is a real estate investment trust, which owns, manages, and develops property holdings. It focuses on the acquisition of land, construction of buildings, financing of the acquisition and construction operations, and sale of real estate rights or properties. It operates through the following segments: Commercial, Residential, Student Residences, and Other Sectors. The Other Sectors segment includes financial leasing, real estate trading and the operation of hotel companies. The company was founded on January 14, 1959 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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