Advanced Oxygen Technologies (OTCMKTS:AOXY) and Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Advanced Oxygen Technologies has a beta of -0.27, meaning that its stock price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forestar Group has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Oxygen Technologies and Forestar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Oxygen Technologies 17.50% 2.02% 0.91%
Forestar Group N/A 3.45% 2.55%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.4% of Forestar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Advanced Oxygen Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Forestar Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Advanced Oxygen Technologies and Forestar Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Oxygen Technologies $40,000.00 6.58 $10,000.00 N/A N/A
Forestar Group $114.32 million 6.80 N/A N/A N/A

Advanced Oxygen Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Forestar Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Advanced Oxygen Technologies and Forestar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Oxygen Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forestar Group 0 0 3 0 3.00

Forestar Group has a consensus target price of $21.67, suggesting a potential upside of 16.99%. Given Forestar Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Forestar Group is more favorable than Advanced Oxygen Technologies.

Summary

Forestar Group beats Advanced Oxygen Technologies on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Advanced Oxygen Technologies

Advanced Oxygen Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Anton Nielsen Vojens, ApS, owns and leases a commercial real estate property in Vojens, Denmark. Its property is land only, as well as a 750 square meters parcel that is used as a fuel station. The company was formerly known as Aquanautic Corporation. Advanced Oxygen Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Randolph, Vermont.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a real estate lot development company. It engages in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of infrastructure for single-family residential communities. Forestar Group Inc. sells residential lots primarily to homebuilders, as well as sells commercial properties. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

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