Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) versus Yangtze River Port and Logistics (NASDAQ:YRIV) Critical Survey

Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) and Yangtze River Port and Logistics (NASDAQ:YRIV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Optibase has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yangtze River Port and Logistics has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Optibase and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Optibase -8.60% -1.87% -0.57%
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A -8.80% -3.91%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Optibase and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Optibase $16.61 million 3.43 -$2.78 million N/A N/A
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A N/A -$13.72 million N/A N/A

Optibase has higher revenue and earnings than Yangtze River Port and Logistics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Optibase shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Optibase shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 55.3% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Optibase and Yangtze River Port and Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Optibase 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yangtze River Port and Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Optibase Company Profile

Optibase Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fixed-income real estate sector in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. The company purchases and operates real estate properties intended for leasing and resale primarily for the purpose of commercial, industrial, office space, parking garage, and warehouse use, as well as for residential purposes. The company was formerly known as Optibase Advanced Systems (1990) Ltd. and changed its name to Optibase Ltd. in November 1993. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. Optibase Ltd. is a subsidiary of The Capri Family Foundation.

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Company Profile

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited, through its subsidiary, Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Co., Ltd., primarily engages in the real estate and infrastructural development business in the People's Republic of China. It operates Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Center, a port logistics center located in Wuhan Newport Yangluo Port, Hubei Province of China. The company was formerly known as Yangtze River Development Limited and changed its name to Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited in February 2018. Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited is headquartered in New York, New York.

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