Contrasting Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) & Circle Entertainment (NYSE:CEXE)

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

Risk and Volatility

Hudson Pacific Properties has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Circle Entertainment has a beta of 4.08, meaning that its share price is 308% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Hudson Pacific Properties and Circle Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Pacific Properties 0 0 6 0 3.00
Circle Entertainment 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties currently has a consensus target price of $39.80, indicating a potential upside of 17.44%. Given Hudson Pacific Properties’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Hudson Pacific Properties is more favorable than Circle Entertainment.

Dividends

Hudson Pacific Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Circle Entertainment does not pay a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Circle Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Pacific Properties 0.80% 0.16% 0.09%
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Circle Entertainment’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Pacific Properties $728.42 million 7.21 $99.37 million $1.86 18.22
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Circle Entertainment.

Summary

Hudson Pacific Properties beats Circle Entertainment on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hudson Pacific Properties Company Profile

Hudson Pacific Properties is a visionary real estate investment trust that owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of marquee office and studio properties. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000 and the Russell 3000 indices.

Circle Entertainment Company Profile

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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