Head-To-Head Review: Howard Hughes (HHC) vs. Its Rivals
Howard Hughes (NYSE: HHC) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Howard Hughes to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Howard Hughes and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Howard Hughes Competitors||161||360||665||9||2.44|
This table compares Howard Hughes and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Howard Hughes Competitors||-3.99%||-1.28%||1.35%|
Risk & Volatility
Howard Hughes has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Howard Hughes’ competitors have a beta of 0.53, suggesting that their average share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Howard Hughes and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Howard Hughes||$1.04 billion||$202.30 million||87.03|
|Howard Hughes Competitors||$438.91 million||$33.86 million||1,218.99|
Howard Hughes has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Howard Hughes is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
85.3% of Howard Hughes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.7% of Howard Hughes shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Howard Hughes beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Howard Hughes
The Howard Hughes Corporation is a developer of master planned communities and mixed use properties. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management and the redevelopment or repositioning of real estate assets, as well as other real estate opportunities in the form of entitled and unentitled land and other development rights, also called Strategic Developments. It operates through three segments: Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets and Strategic Developments. Its Master Planned Communities segment consists of the development and sale of residential land and the development of commercial land to hold, develop or sell. Its master planned communities include The Woodlands, Summerlin, Maryland, Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills. As of December 31, 2016, its Operating Assets segment included 54 properties, investments and other assets. As of December 31, 2016, the Strategic Developments segment included 23 development projects.
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