A V Homes (NASDAQ: AVHI) and Invitation Home (NYSE:INVH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.8% of A V Homes shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of A V Homes shares are held by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for A V Homes and Invitation Home, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A V Homes 0 2 0 0 2.00
Invitation Home 0 1 12 1 3.00

A V Homes currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.00%. Invitation Home has a consensus target price of $24.33, suggesting a potential upside of 4.35%. Given A V Homes’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe A V Homes is more favorable than Invitation Home.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares A V Homes and Invitation Home’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
A V Homes $823.86 million 0.41 $53.87 million $1.31 11.45
Invitation Home $936.84 million 7.75 $424.83 million N/A N/A

Invitation Home has higher revenue and earnings than A V Homes.


This table compares A V Homes and Invitation Home’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A V Homes 3.89% 7.57% 3.66%
Invitation Home N/A N/A N/A


Invitation Home pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. A V Homes does not pay a dividend.


Invitation Home beats A V Homes on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About A V Homes

AV Homes, Inc. is a homebuilder engaged in the business of homebuilding and community development in Florida, Arizona and the Carolinas. The Company is also engaged in other real estate activities, such as the operation of amenities and the sale of land for third-party development. The Company’s segments include Florida, Arizona and the Carolinas. It focuses on the development and construction of primary residential communities serving first-time and move-up buyers, including under its local Bonterra Builders and Royal Oak Homes brands, and active adult communities, which are age-restricted to the age 55 and over active adult demographic. It owns approximately 5,010 developed residential lots, over 3,140 partially developed residential lots, approximately 8,650 undeveloped residential lots, and over 14,450 acres of mixed-use, commercial and industrial land. Its active adult communities include Solivita, CantaMia, Vitalia at Tradition, Encore at Eastmark and Creekside at Bethpage.

About Invitation Home

Invitation Homes Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns and operates single-family homes for lease in the United States. The Company’s segment relates to acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties, including single-family homes in planned unit developments. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s averaged approximately 1,850 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included 48,431 homes. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s homes were located in Southern California, Northern California, Seattle, Phoenix and Las Vegas in Western United States; South Florida, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville in Florida; Atlanta and Charlotte in Southeast United States, and Chicago and Minneapolis in Midwest United States. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had 73 homes in escrow that we expected to acquire, subject to customary closing conditions.

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