Financial Comparison: Portsmouth Square (PRSI) versus Stratus Properties (STRS)

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share 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
Stratus Properties $80.34 million 2.76 $3.87 million N/A N/A

Stratus Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Portsmouth Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.3% of Stratus Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 88.7% of Portsmouth Square shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Stratus Properties shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portsmouth Square 0 0 0 0 N/A
Stratus Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portsmouth Square 7.92% -5.75% 8.02%
Stratus Properties -14.95% -9.11% -2.71%

Risk & Volatility

Portsmouth Square has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its stock price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Stratus Properties beats Portsmouth Square on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Portsmouth Square

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.

About Stratus Properties

Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation, and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi-and single-family residential real estate properties primarily in Austin, Texas. The company operates through four segments: Real Estate Operations, Leasing Operations, Hotel, and Entertainment. It operates The W Austin Hotel & Residences project located on a two-acre city block in downtown Austin that comprises a 251-room luxury hotel; and 159 residential condominium units, as well as office, retail, and entertainment space. Stratus Properties Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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