Pernix Group (OTCMKTS:PRXG) and Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE:XIN) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
12.0% of Xinyuan Real Estate shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Pernix Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Pernix Group and Xinyuan Real Estate’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pernix Group||$195.49 million||0.10||-$18.84 million||N/A||N/A|
|Xinyuan Real Estate||$1.98 billion||0.18||$63.62 million||N/A||N/A|
Xinyuan Real Estate has higher revenue and earnings than Pernix Group.
Xinyuan Real Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. Pernix Group does not pay a dividend. Xinyuan Real Estate has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Pernix Group has a beta of -3.69, suggesting that its stock price is 469% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xinyuan Real Estate has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Pernix Group and Xinyuan Real Estate, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Xinyuan Real Estate||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Pernix Group and Xinyuan Real Estate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Xinyuan Real Estate||1.59%||3.21%||0.40%|
Xinyuan Real Estate beats Pernix Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pernix Group Company Profile
Pernix Group, Inc. provides construction and power services in the United States and internationally. The company's Construction segment offers pre-construction consulting, construction management, design build, and general contracting services to U.S. Department of State and other government clients, and private sector commercial clients. Its Power Services segment develops, constructs, operates, and maintains power production facilities. This segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance services for small to mid-size power plants; and builds, operates, and maintains power plants, transmission and distribution grids, and underground cable installation. Pernix Group, Inc. provides its services in a range of markets, including construction, construction management, power, and facility operations and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Telesource International, Inc. and changed its name to Pernix Group, Inc. Pernix Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois.
Xinyuan Real Estate Company Profile
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, develops residential real estate properties for middle income consumers in the People's Republic of China and the United States. It develops residential projects, such as multi-layer apartment buildings, sub-high-rise apartment buildings, or high-rise apartment buildings; auxiliary services and amenities, such as retail outlets, leisure and health facilities, kindergartens, and schools; and small scale residential properties, as well as office, mixed-use, and commercial properties. The company also acquires development sites through public auctions of government land and direct negotiations. In addition, it provides property management services for its developments and other real estate-related services. Further, the company offers landscaping engineering and management, real estate consulting and marketing, leasing management, culture and media, property decoration, electronic commerce, technical, and management consulting services; operates retail stores; sells construction materials; develops technologies; and installs intercom systems. Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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