Comstock Holding Companies (CHCI) versus Five Point Holdings (FPH) Head to Head Comparison

Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ: CHCI) and Five Point Holdings (NYSE:FPH) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Comstock Holding Companies and Five Point Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Comstock Holding Companies $41.58 million 0.14 -$8.99 million ($1.47) -1.16
Five Point Holdings $39.36 million 50.17 -$33.26 million N/A N/A

Comstock Holding Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Five Point Holdings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Comstock Holding Companies and Five Point Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Comstock Holding Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Five Point Holdings 0 2 4 0 2.67

Five Point Holdings has a consensus target price of $19.70, suggesting a potential upside of 43.38%. Given Five Point Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Five Point Holdings is more favorable than Comstock Holding Companies.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.9% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.5% of Five Point Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Comstock Holding Companies and Five Point Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Comstock Holding Companies -13.37% -92.61% -7.17%
Five Point Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Five Point Holdings beats Comstock Holding Companies on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Comstock Holding Companies

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (Comstock ), formerly Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. is a diversified real estate development and services company focused on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Company builds a range of products including apartments, single-family homes, townhouses, mid-rise condominiums, high-rise multi-family condominiums and mixed-use (residential and commercial) developments. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had built and delivered more than 5,300 homes. The Company has built homes and apartment buildings in suburban communities, where it focuses on low density products. The Company’s apartment buildings are developed as rental properties to be held and operated for its own purposes, converted at some point to for-sale condominium units or sold on a merchant build basis. In March 7, 2012, Cascades II completed the sale of its Potomac Square Apartment project to an affiliate of CAPREIT Acquisition Corporation.

About Five Point Holdings

Five Point Holdings, LLC, formerly Newhall Holding Company, LLC, is the owner and developer of mixed-use, planned communities in coastal California. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of planning and developing its three mixed-use, planned communities. It operates in three segments: Newhall, San Francisco and Great Park. Its three mixed-use, planned communities are: Newhall Ranch in Los Angeles County; The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point in the City of San Francisco; and Great Park Neighborhoods in Orange County. Newhall Ranch consists of approximately 15,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County. Newhall Ranch is designed to include approximately 21,500 home sites and approximately 11.5 million square feet of commercial space. The San Francisco Shipyard and Candlestick Point consists of approximately 800 acres of bay front property in the city of San Francisco. Great Park Neighborhoods consists of approximately 2,100 acres in Orange County, California.

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