Portsmouth Square (OTCMKTS:PRSI) and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins (NYSE:IRS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ 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|
|Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins||$1.73 billion||0.44||$769.65 million||$4.78||2.78|
Volatility & Risk
Portsmouth Square has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its share price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins||12.30%||-3.68%||-0.80%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
19.2% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are owned by institutional investors. 88.7% of Portsmouth Square shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.1% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Portsmouth Square and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins||1||0||0||0||1.00|
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins 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 Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins
IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima engages in diversified real estate activities in Argentina. The company operates through six segments: Shopping Malls, Offices and Others, Sales and Developments, Hotels, International, and Financial Operations and Others. It is involved in the acquisition, development, and operation of shopping malls, and office buildings and other non-shopping center properties primarily for rental purposes. The company also acquires and operates hotels; develops and sells residential properties; and acquires undeveloped land reserves for future development or sale. In addition, it engages in consumer finance operations. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima is a subsidiary of Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria.
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