Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ: CHCI) and Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
This table compares Comstock Holding Companies and Forestar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Comstock Holding Companies||-14.02%||-94.21%||-7.85%|
9.8% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.7% of Forestar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Forestar Group shares are held by 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.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Comstock Holding Companies and Forestar Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Comstock Holding Companies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Comstock Holding Companies and Forestar Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Comstock Holding Companies||$41.58 million||0.14||-$8.99 million||($1.57)||-1.06|
|Forestar Group||$197.31 million||4.67||$58.64 million||N/A||N/A|
Forestar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Comstock Holding Companies.
Forestar Group beats Comstock Holding Companies on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Comstock Holding Companies Company Profile
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (Comstock ), formerly Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. is a diversified real estate development and services company focused on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Company builds a range of products including apartments, single-family homes, townhouses, mid-rise condominiums, high-rise multi-family condominiums and mixed-use (residential and commercial) developments. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had built and delivered more than 5,300 homes. The Company has built homes and apartment buildings in suburban communities, where it focuses on low density products. The Company’s apartment buildings are developed as rental properties to be held and operated for its own purposes, converted at some point to for-sale condominium units or sold on a merchant build basis. In March 7, 2012, Cascades II completed the sale of its Potomac Square Apartment project to an affiliate of CAPREIT Acquisition Corporation.
Forestar Group Company Profile
Forestar Group Inc. is a residential and mixed-use real estate development company. The Company operates through three segments. The Real Estate segment secures entitlements and develops infrastructure on its lands, for single-family residential and mixed-use communities. The Mineral resources segment is focused on its owned oil and gas mineral interests through promoting exploration, development and production activities. The Other segment manages its timber holdings, recreational leases and water resource initiatives. As of December 31, 2016, its core community development business had directly or through ventures interests in 50 residential and mixed-use projects consisting of 4,600 acres of real estate located in 10 states and 14 markets. As of December 31, 2016, its non-core assets included approximately 523,000 net acres of owned mineral assets, 19,000 acres of timberland and undeveloped land, four multifamily assets and approximately 20,000 acres of groundwater leases.
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