Alexander’s (NYSE:ALX) and Condor Hospitality Trust (NYSE:CDOR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Alexander’s has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Condor Hospitality Trust has a beta of 2.5, suggesting that its share price is 150% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.0% of Alexander’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.1% of Condor Hospitality Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 26.2% of Alexander’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of Condor Hospitality Trust shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Alexander’s and Condor Hospitality Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alexander’s 22.43% 19.61% 3.59%
Condor Hospitality Trust -27.70% -15.55% -4.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Alexander’s and Condor Hospitality Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alexander’s 0 1 0 0 2.00
Condor Hospitality Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alexander’s currently has a consensus price target of $280.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.76%. Given Alexander’s’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alexander’s is more favorable than Condor Hospitality Trust.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alexander’s and Condor Hospitality Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alexander’s $226.35 million 5.51 $60.08 million $19.47 12.53
Condor Hospitality Trust $61.05 million 0.43 -$5.05 million $0.94 2.33

Alexander’s has higher revenue and earnings than Condor Hospitality Trust. Condor Hospitality Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alexander’s, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Alexander’s beats Condor Hospitality Trust on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alexander’s Company Profile

Alexander’s, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in leasing, managing, development and redeveloping its properties. Its operating properties are located in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The company was founded on May 16, 1955 and is headquartered in Paramus, NJ.

Condor Hospitality Trust Company Profile

Condor Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE American: CDOR) is a self-administered real estate investment trust that specializes in the investment and ownership of upper midscale and upscale, premium-branded, select-service, extended-stay, and limited-service hotels in the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (ÂMSAsÂ) with a particular focus on the top 20 to 60 MSAs. The Company currently owns 15 hotels in 8 states. Condor's hotels are franchised by a number of the industry's most well-regarded brand families including Hilton, Marriott, and InterContinental Hotels.

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