Head to Head Analysis: Portsmouth Square (PRSI) versus City Developments (CDEVY)

Portsmouth Square (OTCMKTS:PRSI) and City Developments (OTCMKTS:CDEVY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.


City Developments pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Portsmouth Square does not pay a dividend. City Developments pays out 9.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of City Developments shares are owned by institutional investors. 88.9% of Portsmouth Square shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Portsmouth Square and City Developments’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Portsmouth Square $57.10 million 0.92 $3.64 million N/A N/A
City Developments $2.77 billion 2.08 $390.04 million $0.51 12.43

City Developments has higher revenue and earnings than Portsmouth Square.

Volatility and Risk

Portsmouth Square has a beta of -0.62, suggesting that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, City Developments has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Portsmouth Square and City Developments, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portsmouth Square 0 0 0 0 N/A
City Developments 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares Portsmouth Square and City Developments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portsmouth Square 6.38% -4.45% 6.34%
City Developments 14.28% 5.48% 3.34%


City Developments beats Portsmouth Square on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Portsmouth Square Company Profile

Portsmouth Square, Inc., through its general and limited partnership interest in Justice Investors Limited Partnership, owns and operates a hotel under the Hilton brand in San Francisco, California. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five-level underground parking garage. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Portsmouth Square, Inc. is a subsidiary of Santa Fe Financial Corporation.

City Developments Company Profile

City Developments Limited (CDL) is a leading global real estate operating company with a network spanning 100 locations in 28 countries. Listed on the Singapore Exchange, the Group is one of the largest companies by market capitalisation. Its income-stable and geographically-diverse portfolio comprises residences, offices, hotels, serviced apartments, integrated developments and shopping malls. With a proven track record of over 50 years in real estate development, investment and management, CDL has developed over 40,000 homes and owns over 18 million square feet of lettable floor area globally. Its diversified land bank offers a solid development pipeline in Singapore as well as its key overseas markets of China, UK, Japan and Australia.

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