ProGreen Properties (OTCMKTS:PGUS) versus Getty Realty (OTCMKTS:GTY) Financial Analysis

ProGreen Properties (OTCMKTS:PGUS) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

ProGreen Properties has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Getty Realty has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.3% of Getty Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of ProGreen Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of Getty Realty shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. ProGreen Properties does not pay a dividend. Getty Realty pays out 81.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Getty Realty has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ProGreen Properties and Getty Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProGreen Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Getty Realty 0 1 0 0 2.00

Profitability

This table compares ProGreen Properties and Getty Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProGreen Properties N/A N/A -166.87%
Getty Realty 34.95% 8.38% 4.21%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ProGreen Properties and Getty Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ProGreen Properties $80,000.00 9.35 -$1.01 million N/A N/A
Getty Realty $136.11 million 9.80 $47.71 million $1.71 18.97

Getty Realty has higher revenue and earnings than ProGreen Properties.

Summary

Getty Realty beats ProGreen Properties on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ProGreen Properties

ProGreen US, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on agricultural operations and residential real estate development activities in Baja California, Mexico. The company was formerly known as ProGreen Properties, Inc. and changed its name to ProGreen US, Inc. in July 2016. ProGreen US, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in San Diego, California.

About Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the United States specializing in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned 859 properties and leased 74 properties from third-party landlords in 30 states across the United States and Washington, D.C.

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