Forestar Group (FOR) versus Fc Global Realty (FCRE) Head-To-Head Contrast

Forestar Group (NYSE: FOR) and Fc Global Realty (NASDAQ:FCRE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Forestar Group has a beta of 1.93, meaning that its share price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fc Global Realty has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.2% of Forestar Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Forestar Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.8% of Fc Global Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Forestar Group and Fc Global Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forestar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fc Global Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Forestar Group and Fc Global Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forestar Group $197.31 million 4.60 $58.64 million $1.79 12.10
Fc Global Realty $38.39 million 0.15 -$13.26 million N/A N/A

Forestar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Fc Global Realty.

Profitability

This table compares Forestar Group and Fc Global Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forestar Group 75.41% 6.83% 5.28%
Fc Global Realty -33.37% -81.53% -15.45%

Summary

Forestar Group beats Fc Global Realty on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. is a residential and mixed-use real estate development company. The Company operates through three segments. The Real Estate segment secures entitlements and develops infrastructure on its lands, for single-family residential and mixed-use communities. The Mineral resources segment is focused on its owned oil and gas mineral interests through promoting exploration, development and production activities. The Other segment manages its timber holdings, recreational leases and water resource initiatives. As of December 31, 2016, its core community development business had directly or through ventures interests in 50 residential and mixed-use projects consisting of 4,600 acres of real estate located in 10 states and 14 markets. As of December 31, 2016, its non-core assets included approximately 523,000 net acres of owned mineral assets, 19,000 acres of timberland and undeveloped land, four multifamily assets and approximately 20,000 acres of groundwater leases.

About Fc Global Realty

FC Global Realty Inc., formerly PhotoMedex, Inc., is a real estate investment company. The Company seeks to invest in a diversified portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties and other real estate investments located both throughout the United States and in various international locales. Its business segment includes hospitality-oriented development opportunities; and mixed-use urban infill master plan development opportunities in secondary markets. The Company seeks to acquire investments in a variety of real estate projects, including residential developments, commercial properties such as gas station sites, and hotels and resort communities. The Company focuses on global hospitality in its international asset base and focuses hospitality, urban infill and mixed-use projects in its domestic asset base.

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