Hudson (NYSE: HUD) and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) are both small-cap non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
24.8% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Hudson and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.||5.58%||15.49%||2.95%|
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Hudson does not pay a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hudson and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.||$5.05 billion||0.21||$97.76 million||N/A||N/A|
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hudson and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A., as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Hudson currently has a consensus price target of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 14.87%. Given Hudson’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Hudson is more favorable than Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A..
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. beats Hudson on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hudson Company Profile
Hudson Ltd is a travel concession operator in the continental United States and Canada. The Company operates travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free stores, proprietary and branded specialty stores, electronics stores, themed stores and quick-service food and beverage outlets under proprietary and third-party brands. It offers its customers a broad assortment of products through its duty-paid and duty-free operations. Within its duty-paid operations, it offers products in the categories, such as media, including books and magazines; food and beverage, including snacks and confectionary; essentials, including travel accessories, health and beauty accessories; destination, including souvenir, apparel and gifts; and fashion, including apparel, leather and baggage. Within its duty-free retail operations, its product categories include perfume and cosmetics, confectionary, fashion, including watches, jewelry, accessories, leather and baggage and tobacco.
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. Company Profile
Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria is an agricultural company engaged in the production of basic agricultural commodities with presence in the agricultural sector of Brazil, through its investment in Brasilagro, as well as in other Latin American countries. In addition, the Company leases lands to third parties and perform agency and agro-industrial services, including a meat packing plant. It operates in two businesses areas, namely, Agricultural and Investment and Development Properties. Its Agricultural business comprises eight segments: Crops, Cattle, Dairy, Sugarcane, Agricultural Rentals and Services, Land Transformation and Sales, Agro-industrial and Others. The Company’s Investment and Development Properties comprises six segments: Shopping Center Properties, Offices, Sales and Developments, Hotels, International, and Financial Operations and Others. The Company’s main crops include soybean, wheat, corn and sunflower.
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