FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) and Yangtze River Port and Logistics (NASDAQ:YRIV) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FirstService and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FirstService $1.93 billion 1.84 $65.86 million $1.80 54.67
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A N/A -$13.72 million N/A N/A

FirstService has higher revenue and earnings than Yangtze River Port and Logistics.

Profitability

This table compares FirstService and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FirstService 3.12% 23.44% 6.10%
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A -9.15% -4.13%

Dividends

FirstService pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Yangtze River Port and Logistics does not pay a dividend. FirstService pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstService has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for FirstService and Yangtze River Port and Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FirstService 0 4 0 0 2.00
Yangtze River Port and Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

FirstService presently has a consensus target price of $101.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.64%. Given FirstService’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe FirstService is more favorable than Yangtze River Port and Logistics.

Volatility and Risk

FirstService has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yangtze River Port and Logistics has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.8% of FirstService shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 55.3% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

FirstService beats Yangtze River Port and Logistics on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

FirstService Company Profile

FirstService Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment provides property management services for private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service amenity management, security and concierge/front desk, and landscaping; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 6 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 18 California Closets locations and 9 Paul Davis Restoration locations. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; exterior residential painting and window cleaning services; fire protection services; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, and Century Fire Protection brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Company Profile

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited, through its subsidiary, Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Co., Ltd., primarily engages in the real estate and infrastructural development business in the People's Republic of China. It operates Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Center, a port logistics center located in Wuhan Newport Yangluo Port, Hubei Province of China. The company was formerly known as Yangtze River Development Limited and changed its name to Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited in February 2018. Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited is headquartered in New York, New York.

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