HPIL (OTCMKTS:HPIL) and RMR Group (NASDAQ:RMR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares HPIL and RMR Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|RMR Group||$404.98 million||4.50||$96.04 million||$2.33||25.05|
This table compares HPIL and RMR Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for HPIL and RMR Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
RMR Group has a consensus target price of $82.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.51%. Given RMR Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RMR Group is more favorable than HPIL.
Volatility and Risk
HPIL has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its stock price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RMR Group has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
18.8% of RMR Group shares are held by institutional investors. 84.8% of HPIL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of RMR Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
RMR Group pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. HPIL does not pay a dividend. RMR Group pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RMR Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
RMR Group beats HPIL on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
HPIL Holding focuses on investing in public or private enterprises in various business sectors in the United States and internationally. It intends to invest in healthcare, energy, food, real estate, communications, and art and culture sectors. The company also intends to acquire intellectual properties and technologies for investment primarily in the healthcare and environmental quality sectors. In addition, it offers consulting services, as well as develops products related to the brand license agreement. The company was formerly known as Trim Holding Group and changed its name to HPIL Holding in May 2012 to reflect its business operations. HPIL Holding was founded in 2004 and is based in Midland, Michigan. HPIL Holding is a subsidiary of GIOTOS Limited.
About RMR Group
The RMR Group Inc., through its subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC, provides business and property management services in the United States. It provides management services to its five publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and three real estate operating companies. As of September 30, 2018, the company had approximately 1,700 properties under management, which are primarily owned by its Managed Equity REITs. It also provides investment advisory services. The company was formerly known as REIT Management & Research Inc. and changed its name to The RMR Group Inc. in September 2015. The RMR Group Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.
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