Reviewing Forestar Group (FOR) & International Thunderbird Gaming (THRSF)

Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) and International Thunderbird Gaming (OTCMKTS:THRSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Forestar Group and International Thunderbird Gaming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forestar Group 37.75% -0.45% -0.36%
International Thunderbird Gaming N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forestar Group and International Thunderbird Gaming’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forestar Group $114.32 million 5.88 $50.25 million N/A N/A
International Thunderbird Gaming $35.95 million 0.14 -$5.11 million N/A N/A

Forestar Group has higher revenue and earnings than International Thunderbird Gaming.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Forestar Group and International Thunderbird Gaming, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forestar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
International Thunderbird Gaming 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.9% of Forestar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Forestar Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Forestar Group has a beta of 1.86, suggesting that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Thunderbird Gaming has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Forestar Group beats International Thunderbird Gaming on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forestar Group Company Profile

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a real estate development company. The company engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, and sale of real estate, primarily single-family residential and mixed-use communities. It also sells residential lots to home builders; and commercial properties. As of December 31, 2017, Forestar Group Inc. had 49 entitled, developed, or under development projects in 11 states and 16 markets planned for residential and commercial uses in the United States. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. is a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

International Thunderbird Gaming Company Profile

Thunderbird Resorts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates gaming venues in Peru and Nicaragua. It provides table and slot games, as well as sports books. The company also owns and manages casinos, bars, restaurants, slot parlors, and hotels, as well as provides related food, beverage, and hospitality services. It operates 3 casinos and 1 slot parlor, 1 owned hotel with 66 rooms, 2 managed hotels with 163 rooms, 859 slots, and 323 table positions in Peru; and 5 casinos, 2 slot parlors, 704 slots, and 154 table positions in Nicaragua. The company was formerly known as International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation and changed its name to Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. in July 2005. Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Panama, the Republic of Panama.

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