Analysing Nam Tai Property (NTP) and FirstService (FSV)

Analysing Nam Tai Property (NTP) and FirstService (FSV)

Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) and FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Nam Tai Property and FirstService’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Nam Tai Property and FirstService, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

FirstService has a consensus target price of $86.33, indicating a potential upside of 1.92%. Given FirstService’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FirstService is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.1% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of FirstService shares are held by institutional investors. 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Nam Tai Property and FirstService’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

FirstService has higher revenue and earnings than Nam Tai Property.

Dividends

Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. FirstService pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. FirstService pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstService has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstService has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

FirstService beats Nam Tai Property on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc. operates as a property development and management company in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

About FirstService

FirstService Corporation provides property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment manages private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service swimming pool and amenity management, security and concierge/front desk, and landscaping; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 6 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 17 California Closets locations and 8 Paul Davis Restoration locations. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; exterior residential painting and window cleaning services; fire protection services; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, Century Fire Protection, and Service America brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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