Head-To-Head Review: IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (IRCP) & J.W. Mays (MAYS)

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (NASDAQ:IRCP) and J.W. Mays (NASDAQ:MAYS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and J.W. Mays’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales $183.91 million 3.43 $774.62 million $20.83 0.96
J.W. Mays $19.30 million 4.06 $2.97 million N/A N/A

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales has higher revenue and earnings than J.W. Mays.


IRSA Propiedades Comerciales pays an annual dividend of $0.93 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. J.W. Mays does not pay a dividend. IRSA Propiedades Comerciales pays out 4.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales has a beta of 0.07, suggesting that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, J.W. Mays has a beta of -0.29, suggesting that its share price is 129% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.6% of IRSA Propiedades Comerciales shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.1% of J.W. Mays shares are held by institutional investors. 32.8% of J.W. Mays shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and J.W. Mays’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales 400.39% 58.57% 33.79%
J.W. Mays 15.39% 1.15% 0.92%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for IRSA Propiedades Comerciales and J.W. Mays, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRSA Propiedades Comerciales 1 1 1 0 2.00
J.W. Mays 0 0 0 0 N/A

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales currently has a consensus target price of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 70.00%. Given IRSA Propiedades Comerciales’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe IRSA Propiedades Comerciales is more favorable than J.W. Mays.


IRSA Propiedades Comerciales beats J.W. Mays on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IRSA Propiedades Comerciales

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales SA engages in the management of shopping centers and office buildings. It operates through the following segments: Shopping Centers, Offices and Others, Sales and Development, and Financial Transactions and Others. The Shopping Centers segment includes the development of shopping centers, lease of retail stores, and other spaces. The Offices and Others segment engages in the business of lease of offices and rental of properties. The Sales and Developments segment comprises of the land reserves and properties for sale. The Financial Transactions and Others segment includes financing, consumer, and electronic commerce activities. The company was founded on August 29, 1889 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Spain.

About J.W. Mays

J.W. Mays, Inc. owns, operates, and leases commercial real estate properties in the United States. Its properties are located in Brooklyn, Jamaica, Fishkill, Levittown, and Massapequa of New York, as well as Circleville of Ohio. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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