Contrasting Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) and Pernix Group (PRXG)

Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE:XIN) and Pernix Group (OTCMKTS:PRXG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.0% of Xinyuan Real Estate shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Pernix Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Xinyuan Real Estate has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pernix Group has a beta of -3.69, suggesting that its share price is 469% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Xinyuan Real Estate and Pernix Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xinyuan Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pernix Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Xinyuan Real Estate and Pernix Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xinyuan Real Estate $1.98 billion 0.18 $63.62 million N/A N/A
Pernix Group $195.49 million 0.10 -$18.84 million N/A N/A

Xinyuan Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Pernix Group.

Profitability

This table compares Xinyuan Real Estate and Pernix Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xinyuan Real Estate 1.59% 3.21% 0.40%
Pernix Group N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Xinyuan Real Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Pernix Group does not pay a dividend. Xinyuan Real Estate has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Xinyuan Real Estate beats Pernix Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xinyuan Real Estate

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, develops residential real estate properties for middle income consumers in the People's Republic of China and the United States. It develops residential projects, such as multi-layer apartment buildings, sub-high-rise apartment buildings, or high-rise apartment buildings; auxiliary services and amenities, such as retail outlets, leisure and health facilities, kindergartens, and schools; and small scale residential properties, as well as office, mixed-use, and commercial properties. The company also acquires development sites through public auctions of government land and direct negotiations. In addition, it provides property management services for its developments and other real estate-related services. Further, the company offers landscaping engineering and management, real estate consulting and marketing, leasing management, culture and media, property decoration, electronic commerce, technical, and management consulting services; operates retail stores; sells construction materials; develops technologies; and installs intercom systems. Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About Pernix Group

Pernix Group, Inc. provides construction and power services in the United States and internationally. The company's Construction segment offers pre-construction consulting, construction management, design build, and general contracting services to U.S. Department of State and other government clients, and private sector commercial clients. Its Power Services segment develops, constructs, operates, and maintains power production facilities. This segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance services for small to mid-size power plants; and builds, operates, and maintains power plants, transmission and distribution grids, and underground cable installation. Pernix Group, Inc. provides its services in a range of markets, including construction, construction management, power, and facility operations and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Telesource International, Inc. and changed its name to Pernix Group, Inc. Pernix Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois.

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