Critical Survey: Five Point (FPH) versus Griffin Industrial Realty (GRIF)

Five Point (NYSE:FPH) and Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Five Point has a beta of -0.23, suggesting that its stock price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Griffin Industrial Realty has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Five Point and Griffin Industrial Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Point 0 1 1 0 2.50
Griffin Industrial Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Five Point presently has a consensus price target of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 38.46%. Given Five Point’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Five Point is more favorable than Griffin Industrial Realty.

Dividends

Griffin Industrial Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Five Point does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.9% of Five Point shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.7% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.0% of Griffin Industrial Realty shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Five Point and Griffin Industrial Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Point $139.43 million 10.18 $73.23 million ($0.61) -15.98
Griffin Industrial Realty $43.88 million 4.51 $4.62 million N/A N/A

Five Point has higher revenue and earnings than Griffin Industrial Realty.

Profitability

This table compares Five Point and Griffin Industrial Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Point 129.91% -1.34% -0.88%
Griffin Industrial Realty -1.53% 0.48% 0.18%

Summary

Griffin Industrial Realty beats Five Point on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five Point

Five Point Holdings, LLC, through its subsidiary, Five Point Operating Company, LP, plans, develops, and owns mixed-use communities in California, the United States. It sells residential and commercial land sites to homebuilders, commercial developers, and commercial buyers. The company was formerly known as Newhall Holding Company, LLC and changed its name to Five Point Holdings, LLC in May 2016. Five Point Holdings, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Aliso Viejo, California.

About Griffin Industrial Realty

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. develops, manages, and leases industrial and commercial properties in the United States. As of November 30, 2017, the company owned 35 buildings comprising 23 industrial/warehouse buildings, 11 office/flex buildings, and a restaurant building. It also owns approximately 2,791 acres of land in Connecticut, as well as owns approximately 346 acres of land in Massachusetts, 131 acres of land in Pennsylvania, 18 acres in North Carolina, and 1,066 acres in northern Florida. The company was formerly known as Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. and changed its name to Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. in May 2015. Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in New York City, New York.

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