Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) and Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Forestar Group has a beta of 1.86, suggesting that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Forestar Group and Nam Tai Property, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forestar Group 0 0 4 0 3.00
Nam Tai Property 0 0 0 0 N/A

Forestar Group presently has a consensus target price of $22.25, indicating a potential upside of 9.34%. Given Forestar Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Forestar Group is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Forestar Group and Nam Tai Property’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forestar Group $114.32 million 7.47 N/A N/A N/A
Nam Tai Property $490,000.00 698.39 -$13.25 million N/A N/A

Forestar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Nam Tai Property.

Profitability

This table compares Forestar Group and Nam Tai Property’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forestar Group N/A 2.96% 1.90%
Nam Tai Property N/A -4.85% -3.60%

Dividends

Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Forestar Group does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.4% of Forestar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Forestar Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Forestar Group beats Nam Tai Property on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a real estate lot development company. It engages in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of infrastructure for single-family residential communities. Forestar Group Inc. sells residential lots primarily to homebuilders, as well as sells commercial properties. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a property development company in the People's Republic of China. The company owns and develops technology parks. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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