Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Maui Land & Pineapple does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.1% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of Retail Value shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.5% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and Retail Value’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maui Land & Pineapple 6.80% 2.47% 1.66%
Retail Value N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and Retail Value’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maui Land & Pineapple $11.04 million 19.28 $560,000.00 N/A N/A
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.07 -$165.30 million N/A N/A

Maui Land & Pineapple has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Retail Value.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Maui Land & Pineapple and Retail Value, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maui Land & Pineapple 0 0 0 0 N/A
Retail Value 0 0 1 0 3.00

Retail Value has a consensus price target of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.01%. Given Retail Value’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Maui Land & Pineapple.

Summary

Maui Land & Pineapple beats Retail Value on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maui Land & Pineapple Company Profile

Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial real estate properties in the United States. It owns approximately 23,000 acres of land on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The company operates through Real Estate, Leasing, Utilities, and Resort Amenities segments. The Real Estate segment is involved in the land planning and entitlement, development, and sales activities; and general brokerage real estate business. The Leasing segment leases residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial land and properties; and licenses its registered trademarks and trade names, as well as provides stewardship and conservation services. The Utilities segment provides potable and non-potable water utility services, and sewage collection and transmission services, as well as owns and operates non-potable wells, irrigation ditches, reservoirs, and transmission systems that serve the Kapalua Resort, the County of Maui, and agricultural users in West and Upcountry Maui. The Resort Amenities segment manages the operations of the Kapalua Club, a private, non-equity club program providing its members special programs, access, and other privileges at certain amenities at the Kapalua Resort. Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Retail Value Company Profile

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. (formerly known as DDR Corp.). RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

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