Safetyome & Growth (NASDAQ: SAFE) and CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCT) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.7% of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 98.1% of CIM Commercial Trust Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Safetyome & Growth and CIM Commercial Trust Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safetyome & Growth 0 5 1 0 2.17
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Safetyome & Growth currently has a consensus price target of $20.80, indicating a potential upside of 13.17%. Given Safetyome & Growth’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Safetyome & Growth is more favorable than CIM Commercial Trust Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Safetyome & Growth and CIM Commercial Trust Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safetyome & Growth -31.66% -4.24% -1.54%
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation 113.53% 31.11% 14.74%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Safetyome & Growth and CIM Commercial Trust Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safetyome & Growth $22.71 million 14.72 $18.04 million N/A N/A
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation $257.20 million 3.79 $92.35 million N/A N/A

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Safetyome & Growth.

Dividends

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Safetyome & Growth does not pay a dividend.

Summary

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation beats Safetyome & Growth on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Safetyome & Growth

Safety, Income and Growth, Inc. is formed primarily to acquire, own, manage, finance and capitalize ground net leases (GNLs). The Company’s portfolio consists of 12 properties, which includes Doubletree Seattle Airport, One Ally Center, Hilton Salt Lake, Doubletree Mission Valley, Doubletree Sonoma, Doubletree Durango, Dallas Market Center: Sheraton Suites, Northside Forsyth Hospital Medical Center, NASA/JPSS Headquarters, The Buckler Apartments, Dallas Market Center: Marriott Courtyard and Lock Up Self Storage Facility.

About CIM Commercial Trust Corporation

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily invests in, owns, and operates Class A and office investments in urban communities throughout the United States. These communities are located in areas that include traditional downtown areas and suburban main streets. The Company’s segments are office, hotel, multifamily and lending. The products for its office segment primarily include rental of office space and other tenant services, including tenant reimbursements, parking, and storage space rental. The products for its multifamily segment include rental of apartments and other tenant services. The products for its hotel segment include revenues generated from the operations of hotel properties and rental income generated from a garage located directly across the street from one of the hotels. The Company is managed by affiliates of CIM Group, L.P. (CIM), a vertically integrated, full-service investment manager.

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