Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE: TCI) is one of 67 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Transcontinental Realty Investors to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transcontinental Realty Investors 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors 152 363 837 8 2.52

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 29.62%. Given Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Transcontinental Realty Investors has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transcontinental Realty Investors -4.05% -6.84% -1.21%
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors -8.94% -3.98% 0.27%

Volatility and Risk

Transcontinental Realty Investors has a beta of -0.4, meaning that its stock price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers have a beta of 0.57, meaning that their average stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.3% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 87.7% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Transcontinental Realty Investors $118.47 million $30,000.00 -44.90
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors $435.87 million $32.00 million 798.88

Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Transcontinental Realty Investors. Transcontinental Realty Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Transcontinental Realty Investors peers beat Transcontinental Realty Investors on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Transcontinental Realty Investors

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. is an externally advised and managed real estate investment company that owns a portfolio of income-producing properties and land held for development. The Company’s segments are Commercial Properties, Apartments, Land and Other. Its portfolio of income-producing properties includes residential apartment communities, office buildings and other commercial properties. It acquires land mainly in in-fill locations or suburban markets. The Company’s income-producing properties consist of approximately eight commercial properties, including five office buildings, two retail properties and an industrial warehouse, comprising in aggregate approximately 1.9 million square feet; a golf course comprising approximately 96.09 acres, and approximately 50 residential apartment communities comprising over 7,980 units, excluding apartments being developed. In addition, it owns approximately 3,660 acres of land held for development.

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