NasdaqGM:OBAS

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Optibase Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fixed-income real estate sector in Luxemburg, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Slightly overvalued with worrying balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Optibase's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: OBAS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.4%

OBAS

-10.9%

US Real Estate

-10.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

19.3%

OBAS

-1.6%

US Real Estate

5.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: OBAS exceeded the US Real Estate industry which returned 0.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: OBAS exceeded the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

OBASIndustryMarket
7 Day8.4%-10.9%-10.6%
30 Day-0.08%-9.8%-8.5%
90 Day-0.1%-5.2%-4.6%
1 Year19.3%19.3%-0.8%-1.6%7.4%5.2%
3 Year52.1%52.1%13.5%10.7%31.7%23.2%
5 Year90.2%90.2%5.7%2.2%56.4%39.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Optibase's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Optibase undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: OBAS ($11.79) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($11.88)

Significantly Below Fair Value: OBAS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: OBAS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Real Estate industry average.

PE vs Market: OBAS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate OBAS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: OBAS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Real Estate industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Optibase forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

14.9%

Forecasted Real Estate industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Optibase has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Optibase performed over the past 5 years?

-58.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: OBAS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: OBAS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: OBAS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -58.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare OBAS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: OBAS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Real Estate industry (-31.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: OBAS has a negative Return on Equity (0.59%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Optibase's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: OBAS's short term assets ($17.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($13.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: OBAS's short term assets ($17.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($153.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: OBAS's debt to equity ratio (190.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: OBAS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 155.8% to 190.6% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: OBAS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: OBAS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: OBAS has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if OBAS has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Optibase's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate OBAS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate OBAS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if OBAS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if OBAS's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of OBAS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

9.2yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Amir Philips (51yo)

8.7yrs

Tenure

US$344,700

Compensation

Mr. Amir Philips has been the Chief Executive Officer of Optibase Ltd. since June 1, 2011. Mr. Philips served as the Chief Financial Officer of Optibase Ltd. since May 15, 2007 until June 2011 and served a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Amir's total compensation ($USD344.70K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD529.87K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Amir's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Alex Hilmann
Executive Chairman10.4yrsUS$78.10k0.40% $246.0k
Chaim Labenski
External Director9.2yrsno datano data
Danny Lustiger
Director10.3yrsUS$35.00k0.10% $61.5k
Tali Yaron-Eldar
External Director0.08yrsno datano data
Orli Seroussi
External Director12.1yrsno data0.10% $61.5k
Reuwen Schwarz
Director5.6yrsUS$66.60kno data
Haim Ben-Simon
External Director0.2yrsno datano data

9.2yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: OBAS's board of directors are considered experienced (9.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Optibase Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Optibase Ltd.
  • Ticker: OBAS
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1990
  • Industry: Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$61.499m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.22m
  • Website: https://www.optibase-holdings.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Optibase Ltd.
  • 8 Hamenofim Street
  • Herzliya
  • 4672559
  • Israel

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
OBASNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDApr 1999
OP4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURApr 1999
OBASTASE (The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesILILSApr 1999

Biography

Optibase Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the fixed-income real estate sector in Luxemburg, Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. The company purchases and operates real estate properties intended for leasing and resale primarily for the purpose of commercial, industrial, office space, parking garage, and warehouse use, as well as for residential purposes. The company was formerly known as Optibase Advanced Systems (1990) Ltd. and changed its name to Optibase Ltd. in November 1993. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. Optibase Ltd. is a subsidiary of The Capri Family Foundation. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 00:28
End of Day Share Price2020/02/24 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.