Portsmouth Square (OTCMKTS:PRSI) and Stratus Properties (NASDAQ:STRS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.7% of Stratus Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 88.9% of Portsmouth Square shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Stratus Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Portsmouth Square||$57.10 million||0.92||$3.64 million||N/A||N/A|
|Stratus Properties||$80.34 million||2.87||$3.87 million||N/A||N/A|
Stratus Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Portsmouth Square.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Portsmouth Square has a beta of -0.63, suggesting that its share price is 163% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Stratus Properties beats Portsmouth Square on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Portsmouth Square
Portsmouth Square, Inc., through its general and limited partnership interest in Justice Investors Limited Partnership, owns and operates a hotel under the Hilton brand in San Francisco, California. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five-level underground parking garage. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Portsmouth Square, Inc. is a subsidiary of Santa Fe Financial Corporation.
About Stratus Properties
Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation, and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi-and single-family residential real estate properties primarily in Austin, Texas. The company operates through four segments: Real Estate Operations, Leasing Operations, Hotel, and Entertainment. It operates The W Austin Hotel & Residences project located on a two-acre city block in downtown Austin that comprises a 251-room luxury hotel; and 159 residential condominium units, as well as office, retail, and entertainment space. Stratus Properties Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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