Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND) versus CBL & Associates Properties (OTCMKTS:CBLAQ) Financial Analysis
Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND – Get Rating) and CBL & Associates Properties (OTCMKTS:CBLAQ – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Gladstone Land and CBL & Associates Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Revenue Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Gladstone Land $75.32 million 8.85 $3.49 million ($0.33) -58.18 CBL & Associates Properties $576.88 million 0.06 -$622.17 million N/A N/A
Gladstone Land has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CBL & Associates Properties.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Gladstone Land and CBL & Associates Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Gladstone Land 0 0 1 0 3.00 CBL & Associates Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gladstone Land currently has a consensus target price of $28.50, suggesting a potential upside of 48.44%. Given Gladstone Land’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gladstone Land is more favorable than CBL & Associates Properties.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
45.3% of Gladstone Land shares are held by institutional investors. 7.4% of Gladstone Land shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, big money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Gladstone Land and CBL & Associates Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Gladstone Land 6.41% 0.87% 0.40% CBL & Associates Properties -112.46% -146.05% -23.47% Summary
Gladstone Land beats CBL & Associates Properties on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gladstone Land
Founded in 1997, Gladstone Land is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires and owns farmland and farm-related properties in major US agricultural markets and leases its properties to unrelated third-party farmers. The company, which reports the total fair value of its farmland holdings on a quarterly basis, currently owns 127 farms, consisting of approximately 94,000 acres in 13 different states, valued at approximately $1.0 billion. Gladstone Land’s farms are primarily located in regions where its tenants are able to grow fresh produce annual row crops, such as berries and vegetables, which are usually planted and harvested annually. The company also owns farms that grow permanent crops such as almonds, apples, figs, olives, pistachios and other orchards, as well as blueberry orchards and vineyards, which are usually planted every 10 to 20 plus years and harvested annually. The Company may also acquire property related to farming, such as refrigeration facilities, processing buildings, packing facilities and distribution centers. The company pays monthly distributions to its shareholders and has paid 93 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock since its initial public offering in January 2013. The company has increased its common distributions 20 times over the previous 23 quarters, and the current per-share distribution on its common stock is $0.0449 per month, or $0.5388 per year.
About CBL & Associates Properties
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates retail properties. The firm is involved in the ownership, development, acquisition, leasing, management and operation of local shopping centres, open air centres, community centers and office properties. It works through malls and all other segments. Its properties include shopping centers, association centers, community centers, office buildings, construction properties and mortgages. The company was founded on July 13, 1993 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.
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