Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ:CHCI) and Five Point (FPH) Financial Review

Five Point (NYSE: FPH) and Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ:CHCI) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Five Point and Comstock Holding Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Five Point presently has a consensus target price of $19.70, indicating a potential upside of 38.83%. Given Five Point’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Five Point is more favorable than Comstock Holding Companies.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Point $39.36 million 51.84 -$33.26 million N/A N/A
Comstock Holding Companies $41.58 million 0.13 -$8.99 million ($1.58) -0.94

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Point -18.83% -2.30% -1.68%
Comstock Holding Companies -14.02% -94.21% -7.85%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.5% of Five Point shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.8% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Five Point beats Comstock Holding Companies on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five Point

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.

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.

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