Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) and HomeFed (OTCMKTS:HOFD) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and HomeFed’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Pacific Properties $728.14 million 6.83 $67.96 million $1.99 15.95
HomeFed $78.64 million 8.42 $10.93 million N/A N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties has higher revenue and earnings than HomeFed.

Dividends

Hudson Pacific Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. HomeFed does not pay a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties pays out 50.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and HomeFed’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Pacific Properties 15.99% 2.93% 1.74%
HomeFed -4.08% -1.19% -0.93%

Risk & Volatility

Hudson Pacific Properties has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HomeFed has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.9% of HomeFed shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Hudson Pacific Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of HomeFed shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hudson Pacific Properties and HomeFed, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Pacific Properties 0 3 6 0 2.67
HomeFed 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hudson Pacific Properties presently has a consensus target price of $37.63, suggesting a potential upside of 18.50%. Given Hudson Pacific Properties’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hudson Pacific Properties is more favorable than HomeFed.

Summary

Hudson Pacific Properties beats HomeFed on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hudson Pacific Properties

Hudson Pacific Properties is a visionary real estate investment trust that owns and operates more than 17 million square feet of marquee office and studio properties. Focused on premier West Coast epicenters of innovation, media and technology, its anchor tenants include Fortune 500 and leading growth companies such as Netflix, Google, Square, Uber, NFL Enterprises and more. Hudson Pacific is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol HPP, and listed as a component of the Russell 2000 and the Russell 3000 indices.

About HomeFed

HomeFed Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in and develops residential and commercial real estate properties in California, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Maine, and New York. The company operates through three segments: Real Estate, Farming, and Corporate. The company's Real Estate segment develops residential and commercial land development projects and other unimproved land, as well as projects in various stages of development, and retail and office operating properties. This segment engages in design engineering, grading raw land, and constructing public infrastructure, such as streets, utilities, and public facilities, as well as develops individual lots for home sites or other facilities. It also holds interest in Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, which comprises a 665 room hotel operated by Marriott; and operates an office building complex and parking space garage located in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, this segment holds interest in HomeFed Village III Master, LLC that owns and develops an approximate 450 acre community planned for 992 homes in the Otay Ranch General Plan Area of Chula Vista, California. The Farming segment operates the Rampage property, which include grape vineyard and almond orchard located in southern Madera County, California. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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