IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (NASDAQ:IRCP) and Gyrodyne (NASDAQ:GYRO) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Gyrodyne does not pay a dividend. IRSA Propiedades Comerciales pays out 4.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and Gyrodyne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales 400.39% 55.32% 32.41%
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and Gyrodyne’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales $183.91 million 3.91 $774.62 million $20.83 1.10
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales has higher revenue and earnings than Gyrodyne.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and Gyrodyne, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales 0 1 1 0 2.50
Gyrodyne 0 0 0 0 N/A

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 48.80%. Given IRSA Propiedades Comerciales’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe IRSA Propiedades Comerciales is more favorable than Gyrodyne.

Risk and Volatility

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gyrodyne has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.8% of IRSA Propiedades Comerciales shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.1% of Gyrodyne shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Gyrodyne shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales beats Gyrodyne on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales Company Profile

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales S.A. operates as an investment arm of IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones S.A. Alto Palermo S.A. engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, leasing, management, and operation of shopping centers, as well as residential and commercial complexes in Argentina. As of June 30, 2007, it owned and operated ten shopping centers covering a total of 264,995 square meters in Argentina, including six in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area and four in the provinces of Cordoba, Mendoza, Salta, and Santa Fe; and a condominium called Torres de Abasto located in front of the Abasto Shopping Center in Buenos Aires. The company offers leases to retail tenants in its ten shopping centers; administration and maintenance of common areas; administration of contributions made by tenants to finance promotional efforts for the shopping centers; and parking lot services for visitors. The company also offers credit card consumer finance service, through the issuance of its Tarjeta Shopping and Tarjeta Shopping Metroshop credit cards, for consumers at shopping centers, hypermarkets, and street stores. It also engages in the development and sale of residential properties, and acquisition and sale of undeveloped parcels of land for future development. In addition, it engages in the development of condominiums associated with its shopping centers. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gyrodyne Company Profile

Gyrodyne, LLC. owns, leases and manages diverse commercial properties. The firm is distinguished by its service-oriented philosophy toward property ownership and management. Gyrodyne has grown from a largely Long Island player during the past into a diversified East Coast presence with an emphasis on medical office product.

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