Gazit Globe (NYSE: GZT) and Fc Global Realty (NASDAQ:FCRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Gazit Globe and Fc Global Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gazit Globe -45.72% 4.16% 1.53%
Fc Global Realty N/A -81.53% -15.45%

Volatility and Risk

Gazit Globe has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fc Global Realty has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.7% of Gazit Globe shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gazit Globe and Fc Global Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gazit Globe $1.25 billion 1.68 $205.00 million N/A N/A
Fc Global Realty $38.39 million 0.13 -$13.26 million N/A N/A

Gazit Globe has higher revenue and earnings than Fc Global Realty.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Gazit Globe and Fc Global Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gazit Globe 0 0 3 0 3.00
Fc Global Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Gazit Globe currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.38%. Given Gazit Globe’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Gazit Globe is more favorable than Fc Global Realty.

Dividends

Gazit Globe pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Fc Global Realty does not pay a dividend. Fc Global Realty has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Gazit Globe beats Fc Global Realty on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gazit Globe

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets. It operates internationally through its publicly traded and privately held subsidiaries. It operates in more than 20 countries, and owns and manages approximately 430 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.5 million square meters. The Company’s properties include Kista Galleria, Iso Omena, Potrero Center, Yorkville Village, Atrium Promenada, Serramonte Shopping Center, Galeria Dominikanska, Westbury Plaza, Northgate Centre, San Pelegrino Shopping Mall, G Tzameret, Kosice Optima Shopping Center, Coens Galerie, Parkway Mall, Rutherford Marketplace, Atrium Copernicus, Atrium Biala, Molo Shopping Center, Wentorf Shopping Center, Plaza Escuela and Mount Royal Village.

About Fc Global Realty

FC Global Realty Inc., formerly PhotoMedex, Inc., is a real estate investment company. The Company seeks to invest in a diversified portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties and other real estate investments located both throughout the United States and in various international locales. Its business segment includes hospitality-oriented development opportunities; and mixed-use urban infill master plan development opportunities in secondary markets. The Company seeks to acquire investments in a variety of real estate projects, including residential developments, commercial properties such as gas station sites, and hotels and resort communities. The Company focuses on global hospitality in its international asset base and focuses hospitality, urban infill and mixed-use projects in its domestic asset base.

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