Five Point Holdings (NYSE: FPH) and Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ:CHCI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.5% of Five Point Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.0% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Five Point Holdings and Comstock Holding Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Point Holdings -18.83% -2.30% -1.68%
Comstock Holding Companies -14.02% -94.21% -7.85%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Five Point Holdings and Comstock Holding Companies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Point Holdings $39.36 million 50.56 -$33.26 million N/A N/A
Comstock Holding Companies $41.58 million 0.15 -$8.99 million ($1.58) -1.11

Comstock Holding Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Five Point Holdings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Five Point Holdings and Comstock Holding Companies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Point Holdings 0 2 4 0 2.67
Comstock Holding Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Five Point Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $19.70, suggesting a potential upside of 42.34%. Given Five Point Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Five Point Holdings is more favorable than Comstock Holding Companies.

Summary

Five Point Holdings beats Comstock Holding Companies on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five Point Holdings

Five Point Holdings, LLC, formerly Newhall Holding Company, LLC, is the owner and developer of mixed-use, planned communities in coastal California. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of planning and developing its three mixed-use, planned communities. It operates in three segments: Newhall, San Francisco and Great Park. Its three mixed-use, planned communities are: Newhall Ranch in Los Angeles County; The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point in the City of San Francisco; and Great Park Neighborhoods in Orange County. Newhall Ranch consists of approximately 15,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County. Newhall Ranch is designed to include approximately 21,500 home sites and approximately 11.5 million square feet of commercial space. The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point consists of approximately 800 acres of bay front property in the city of San Francisco. Great Park Neighborhoods consists of approximately 2,100 acres in Orange County, California.

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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