CAHS China HGS Real Estate (NASDAQ:HGSH) and Five Point (NYSE:FPH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Five Point’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CAHS China HGS Real Estate 7.70% 2.70% 1.20%
Five Point -70.86% -1.17% -0.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Five Point, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CAHS China HGS Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Five Point 0 2 2 0 2.50

Five Point has a consensus price target of $9.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. Given Five Point’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Five Point is more favorable than CAHS China HGS Real Estate.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.8% of Five Point shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.1% of CAHS China HGS Real Estate 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 & Valuation

This table compares CAHS China HGS Real Estate and Five Point’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CAHS China HGS Real Estate $65.49 million 0.74 $5.24 million N/A N/A
Five Point $48.99 million 25.92 -$34.71 million ($0.36) -23.83

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Five Point.

Risk and Volatility

CAHS China HGS Real Estate has a beta of 3.16, suggesting that its share price is 216% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Point has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CAHS China HGS Real Estate beats Five Point on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CAHS China HGS Real Estate

China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops real estate properties in the People's Republic of China. The company engages in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. It also develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. In addition, the company offers various services, such as land acquisition, project planning, design management, construction management, sales and marketing, and property management. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong, the People's Republic of China.

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.

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