BBX Capital (BBX) & Circle Entertainment (CEXE) Head-To-Head Review

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BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX) and Circle Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CEXE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

BBX Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Circle Entertainment does not pay a dividend. BBX Capital pays out 6.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BBX Capital and Circle Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BBX Capital $961.79 million 0.59 $35.10 million $0.72 8.01
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

BBX Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Circle Entertainment.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for BBX Capital and Circle Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BBX Capital 0 0 2 0 3.00
Circle Entertainment 0 0 0 0 N/A

BBX Capital presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 177.30%. Given BBX Capital’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe BBX Capital is more favorable than Circle Entertainment.

Profitability

This table compares BBX Capital and Circle Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BBX Capital 6.06% 9.16% 3.60%
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.8% of BBX Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 28.7% of BBX Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

BBX Capital has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Circle Entertainment has a beta of 5.63, indicating that its share price is 463% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BBX Capital beats Circle Entertainment on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BBX Capital

BBX Capital Corporation, formerly known as BFC Financial Corporation, is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments and acquisitions of middle market companies. The firm also invests in mergers and acquisition, add-on acquisitions, divestiture, taking public companies private and private companies public, leveraged buyout, partnership, recapitalization, and restructuring. It typically does not invest in industries or companies whose ultimate returns are event driven. The firm seeks to invest across a broad range of industries ranging from service to manufacturing businesses. The firm prefers to acquire controlling interests in its portfolio companies and can also consider minority investments. BFC Financial Corporation was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About Circle Entertainment

Circle Entertainment, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company was involved in the development of location-based entertainment line of business. The company was formerly known as FX Real Estate and Entertainment Inc. and changed its name to Circle Entertainment, Inc. in January 2011. Circle Entertainment Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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