FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) and Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.1% of FRP shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.6% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.3% of FRP shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of Innovative Industrial Properties shares are owned 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.

Dividends

Innovative Industrial Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. FRP does not pay a dividend. Innovative Industrial Properties pays out 149.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

FRP has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innovative Industrial Properties has a beta of -0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares FRP and Innovative Industrial Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FRP 375.17% -3.93% -2.55%
Innovative Industrial Properties 31.15% 3.13% 2.63%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FRP and Innovative Industrial Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FRP $43.19 million 14.60 $41.75 million N/A N/A
Innovative Industrial Properties $6.42 million 49.22 -$70,000.00 $0.67 69.46

FRP has higher revenue and earnings than Innovative Industrial Properties.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for FRP and Innovative Industrial Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FRP 0 0 0 0 N/A
Innovative Industrial Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00

Innovative Industrial Properties has a consensus target price of $48.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.14%. Given Innovative Industrial Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Innovative Industrial Properties is more favorable than FRP.

Summary

Innovative Industrial Properties beats FRP on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

FRP Company Profile

FRP Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in various real estate businesses in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Asset Management, Mining Royalty Lands, Land Development and Construction, and RiverFront on the Anacostia. The Asset Management segment owns, leases, and manages warehouses and office buildings primarily located in the Baltimore, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC market areas. This segment primarily serves local and regional tenants. The Mining Royalty Lands segment owns various properties comprising approximately 15,000 acres under lease for mining rents or royalties primarily in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. The Land Development and Construction segment owns and monitors the use of parcels of land that are in various stages of development. The RiverFront on the Anacostia segment owns, leases, and manages a 305 unit residential apartment building with approximately 18,000 square feet of first floor retail space. FRP Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Innovative Industrial Properties Company Profile

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to experienced, state-licensed operators for their regulated medical-use cannabis facilities. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust.

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