Leap Technology (OTCMKTS:LPTC) and Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Leap Technology and Front Yard Residential’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Front Yard Residential||-85.55%||-22.74%||-6.63%|
Leap Technology has a beta of 2.23, suggesting that its share price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Front Yard Residential has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.1% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Leap Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Leap Technology does not pay a dividend. Front Yard Residential has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Leap Technology and Front Yard Residential’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Front Yard Residential||$94.17 million||5.45||-$185.45 million||N/A||N/A|
Leap Technology has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Front Yard Residential.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Leap Technology and Front Yard Residential, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Front Yard Residential||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Front Yard Residential has a consensus target price of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.29%. Given Front Yard Residential’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than Leap Technology.
Leap Technology Company Profile
[email protected] Technology, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company plans to pursue acquisition, joint venture, and investment opportunities primarily in the areas of health care technology, and products and services, as well as life sciences. Previously, it was involved in leasing a real property. [email protected] Technology, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Front Yard Residential Company Profile
Front Yard is an industry leader in providing quality, affordable rental homes to America's families. Our homes offer exceptional value in a variety of suburban communities which have easy accessibility to metropolitan areas. Front Yard's tenants enjoy the space and comfort that is unique to single-family housing, at reasonable prices. Our mission is to provide our tenants with houses they are proud to call home.
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