AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:AGPYY) and City Developments (OTCMKTS:CDEVY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR and City Developments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR N/A N/A N/A
City Developments 14.28% 5.48% 3.34%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR and City Developments, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
City Developments 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR and City Developments’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR $7.64 billion 0.57 $961.69 million N/A N/A
City Developments $2.77 billion 1.96 $390.04 million $0.51 11.71

AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than City Developments.

Dividends

AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $6.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. City Developments pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. City Developments pays out 9.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City Developments has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of City Developments shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

City Developments beats AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

AGILE Grp HOLDI/ADR Company Profile

Agile Group Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development, property management, hotel operation, property investment, environmental protection, and other businesses in the People's Republic of China. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a land bank with a total gross floor area of 34.10 million square meters in 53 cities and districts located in Southern China region, Eastern China region, Western China region, Central China region, Hainan and Yunnan region, Northeast China region, Northern China region, and Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia, as well as South San Francisco of the United States. It also provides property management services in 69 cities in China, including a gross floor area of 78.34 million square meters serving approximately 1 million owners and residents. In addition, the company is involved in the operation of hotels, shopping malls, and office buildings. Further, it provides solid waste treatment, environmental restoration, and water affairs services; and design consulting, landscape construction, and home decoration services, as well as engineering, procurement, construction, materials trading, intelligent community, tourism, advertising, marketing, housing inspection, and management consulting services. The company was formerly known as Agile Property Holdings Limited and changed its name to Agile Group Holdings Limited in July 2016. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China. Agile Group Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Top Coast Investment Limited.

City Developments Company Profile

City Developments Limited (CDL) is a leading global real estate operating company with a network spanning 100 locations in 28 countries. Listed on the Singapore Exchange, the Group is one of the largest companies by market capitalisation. Its income-stable and geographically-diverse portfolio comprises residences, offices, hotels, serviced apartments, integrated developments and shopping malls. With a proven track record of over 50 years in real estate development, investment and management, CDL has developed over 40,000 homes and owns over 18 million square feet of lettable floor area globally. Its diversified land bank offers a solid development pipeline in Singapore as well as its key overseas markets of China, UK, Japan and Australia.

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