Comparing Prospect Global Resources (PGRX) & Gafisa (NYSE:GFA)

Gafisa (NYSE: GFA) and Prospect Global Resources (OTCMKTS:PGRX) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Gafisa and Prospect Global Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gafisa 3 0 0 0 1.00
Prospect Global Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Gafisa pays an annual dividend of $0.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Prospect Global Resources does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.9% of Gafisa shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.0% of Prospect Global Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Gafisa has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prospect Global Resources has a beta of -5.06, suggesting that its stock price is 606% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gafisa and Prospect Global Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gafisa $190.80 million 0.48 -$266.17 million N/A N/A
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prospect Global Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gafisa.

Profitability

This table compares Gafisa and Prospect Global Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gafisa -138.50% -39.31% -12.72%
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A N/A

About Gafisa

Gafisa S.A. operates as a homebuilder in Brazil. The company develops residential units, such as luxury buildings with swimming pools, gyms, visitor parking, and other amenities for upper-income customers; buildings for middle-income customers; and entry-level buildings and house units for lower-income customers. Gafisa S.A. also develops residential land subdivisions for sale; and provides construction services to third parties, and technical and real estate management services. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

About Prospect Global Resources

Prospect Global Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of natural resources and related fertilizer materials and products in the United States. It has interests in the Holbrook potash project that consists of permits and leases on 147 mineral estate sections covering approximately 90,000 acres in the Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.

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