Critical Comparison: Transcontinental Realty Investors (TCI) and The Competition

Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE: TCI) is one of 8 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations – NEC” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Transcontinental Realty Investors to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Transcontinental Realty Investors $118.47 million $30,000.00 -46.75
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors $125.49 million -$93.21 million 2.86

Transcontinental Realty Investors’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Transcontinental Realty Investors. Transcontinental Realty Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations – NEC” companies are held by institutional investors. 87.7% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations – NEC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transcontinental Realty Investors -4.05% -6.84% -1.21%
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors 10.40% -2.53% -0.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Transcontinental Realty Investors and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transcontinental Realty Investors 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors 9 46 68 2 2.50

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations – NEC” companies have a potential upside of 28.48%. Given Transcontinental Realty Investors’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Transcontinental Realty Investors has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Transcontinental Realty Investors has a beta of -0.4, suggesting that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcontinental Realty Investors’ rivals have a beta of 0.62, suggesting that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Transcontinental Realty Investors rivals beat Transcontinental Realty Investors on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Transcontinental Realty Investors

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. is an externally advised and managed real estate investment company that owns a portfolio of income-producing properties and land held for development. The Company’s segments are Commercial Properties, Apartments, Land and Other. Its portfolio of income-producing properties includes residential apartment communities, office buildings and other commercial properties. It acquires land mainly in in-fill locations or suburban markets. The Company’s income-producing properties consist of approximately eight commercial properties, including five office buildings, two retail properties and an industrial warehouse, comprising in aggregate approximately 1.9 million square feet; a golf course comprising approximately 96.09 acres, and approximately 50 residential apartment communities comprising over 7,980 units, excluding apartments being developed. In addition, it owns approximately 3,660 acres of land held for development.

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