Fc Global Realty (NASDAQ: FCRE) and Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ:CHCI) are both small-cap real estate development & operations – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Fc Global Realty and Comstock Holding Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fc Global Realty||$38.39 million||0.13||-$13.26 million||($0.30)||-3.20|
|Comstock Holding Companies||$41.58 million||0.16||-$8.99 million||($1.58)||-1.18|
This table compares Fc Global Realty and Comstock Holding Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fc Global Realty||N/A||-81.53%||-15.45%|
|Comstock Holding Companies||-14.02%||-94.21%||-7.85%|
Risk and Volatility
Fc Global Realty has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comstock Holding Companies has a beta of -0.38, suggesting that its share price is 138% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fc Global Realty and Comstock Holding Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fc Global Realty||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Comstock Holding Companies||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
9.8% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Comstock Holding Companies beats Fc Global Realty on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Fc Global Realty
FC Global Realty Inc., formerly PhotoMedex, Inc., is a real estate investment company. The Company seeks to invest in a diversified portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties and other real estate investments located both throughout the United States and in various international locales. Its business segment includes hospitality-oriented development opportunities; and mixed-use urban infill master plan development opportunities in secondary markets. The Company seeks to acquire investments in a variety of real estate projects, including residential developments, commercial properties such as gas station sites, and hotels and resort communities. The Company focuses on global hospitality in its international asset base and focuses hospitality, urban infill and mixed-use projects in its domestic asset base.
About Comstock Holding Companies
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.
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