Critical Analysis: Portsmouth Square (PRSI) vs. Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins (IRS)

Portsmouth Square (OTCMKTS:PRSI) and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins (NYSE:IRS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portsmouth Square 7.92% -5.75% 8.02%
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins 12.30% -3.68% -0.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portsmouth Square 0 0 0 0 N/A
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins 1 0 0 0 1.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.1% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are held by institutional investors. 88.7% of Portsmouth Square shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 25.1% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Portsmouth Square $57.10 million 0.92 $3.64 million N/A N/A
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins $1.73 billion 0.44 $769.65 million $4.78 2.79

Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins has higher revenue and earnings than Portsmouth Square.

Risk and Volatility

Portsmouth Square has a beta of -0.62, meaning that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins has a beta of 1.77, meaning that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins beats Portsmouth Square on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Portsmouth Square Company Profile

Portsmouth Square, Inc., through its general and limited partnership interest in Justice Investors Limited Partnership, owns and operates a hotel under the Hilton brand in San Francisco, California. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five-level underground parking garage. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Portsmouth Square, Inc. is a subsidiary of Santa Fe Financial Corporation.

Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins Company Profile

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima engages in diversified real estate activities in Argentina. The company operates through six segments: Shopping Malls, Offices and Others, Sales and Developments, Hotels, International, and Financial Operations and Others. It is involved in the acquisition, development, and operation of shopping malls, and office buildings and other non-shopping center properties primarily for rental purposes. The company also acquires and operates hotels; develops and sells residential properties; and acquires undeveloped land reserves for future development or sale. In addition, it engages in consumer finance operations. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima is a subsidiary of Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria.

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