CYRELA BRAZIL R/S (OTCMKTS:CYRBY) and Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.
CYRELA BRAZIL R/S pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Meritage Homes does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for CYRELA BRAZIL R/S and Meritage Homes, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CYRELA BRAZIL R/S||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Meritage Homes has a consensus target price of $44.01, suggesting a potential upside of 1.97%. Given Meritage Homes’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Meritage Homes is more favorable than CYRELA BRAZIL R/S.
Volatility & Risk
CYRELA BRAZIL R/S has a beta of 0.37, suggesting that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Meritage Homes has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CYRELA BRAZIL R/S and Meritage Homes’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CYRELA BRAZIL R/S||$820.77 million||2.16||-$29.75 million||N/A||N/A|
|Meritage Homes||$3.51 billion||0.47||$227.33 million||$5.58||7.73|
Meritage Homes has higher revenue and earnings than CYRELA BRAZIL R/S.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.4% of Meritage Homes shares are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Meritage Homes shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares CYRELA BRAZIL R/S and Meritage Homes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CYRELA BRAZIL R/S||-5.22%||-2.52%||-1.43%|
Meritage Homes beats CYRELA BRAZIL R/S on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CYRELA BRAZIL R/S
Cyrela Brazil Realty S.A. Empreendimentos e Participações develops, constructs, and sells residential real estate properties in Brazil. It offers apartments and condos. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. As of February 28, 2002, Cyrela Brazil Realty S.A. Empreendimentos e Participações operates as a subsidiary of Creed Holdings Ltd.
About Meritage Homes
Meritage Homes Corporation designs and builds single-family homes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. It acquires and develops land; and constructs, markets, and sells homes for first-time and first move-up buyers. The company also offers luxury homes; and title insurance and closing/settlement services to its homebuyers. It builds and sells homes in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee under the Meritage Homes brand name. Meritage Homes Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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