HENDERSON LD DE/S (OTCMKTS:HLDCY) and Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares HENDERSON LD DE/S and Maui Land & Pineapple’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HENDERSON LD DE/S N/A N/A N/A
Maui Land & Pineapple -36.06% -12.81% -8.81%

Dividends

HENDERSON LD DE/S pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Maui Land & Pineapple does not pay a dividend. HENDERSON LD DE/S pays out 17.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of HENDERSON LD DE/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.1% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

HENDERSON LD DE/S has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maui Land & Pineapple has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HENDERSON LD DE/S and Maui Land & Pineapple’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HENDERSON LD DE/S $3.14 billion 7.51 $3.90 billion $0.57 9.39
Maui Land & Pineapple $24.38 million 8.34 $10.90 million N/A N/A

HENDERSON LD DE/S has higher revenue and earnings than Maui Land & Pineapple.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for HENDERSON LD DE/S and Maui Land & Pineapple, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HENDERSON LD DE/S 1 0 0 0 1.00
Maui Land & Pineapple 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

HENDERSON LD DE/S beats Maui Land & Pineapple on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HENDERSON LD DE/S

Henderson Land Development Company Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development and investment activities in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company operates through Property Development, Property Leasing, Department Store Operation, Other Businesses, and Utility and Energy. The Property Development segment develops and sells real estate properties. Its property portfolio primarily includes offices, shopping arcades, shopping malls, commercial complexes, and residential properties. The Property Leasing segment leases properties. The Department Store Operation segment operates and manages department stores. The Other Businesses segment operates and manages hotels; provides construction, finance, project management, property management, agency, and cleaning and security guard services; and trades in building materials, as well as disposes leasehold land. The Utility and Energy segment is involved in production, distribution, and marketing gas; and water supply and environmentally-friendly energy businesses. Henderson Land Development Company Limited was founded in 1976 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. Henderson Land Development Company Limited is a subsidiary of Henderson Development Limited.

About Maui Land & Pineapple

Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial real estate properties in the United States. It owns approximately 23,000 acres of land on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The company operates through Real Estate, Leasing, Utilities, and Resort Amenities segments. The Real Estate segment is involved in the land planning and entitlement, development, and sales activities; and general brokerage real estate business. The Leasing segment leases residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial land and properties; and licenses its registered trademarks and trade names, as well as provides stewardship and conservation services. The Utilities segment provides potable and non-potable water utility services, and sewage collection and transmission services, as well as owns and operates non-potable wells, irrigation ditches, reservoirs, and transmission systems that serve the Kapalua Resort, the County of Maui, and agricultural users in West and Upcountry Maui. The Resort Amenities segment manages the operations of the Kapalua Club, a private, non-equity club program providing its members special programs, access, and other privileges at certain amenities at the Kapalua Resort. Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Lahaina, Hawaii.

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