Head to Head Survey: Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) versus Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI)

Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) and Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.3% of Retail Value shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.8% of Front Yard Residential shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Retail Value shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Retail Value and Front Yard Residential’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.39 -$165.30 million N/A N/A
Front Yard Residential $183.01 million 3.47 -$130.84 million N/A N/A

Front Yard Residential has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Retail Value.

Risk and Volatility

Retail Value has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Front Yard Residential has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Retail Value and Front Yard Residential, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00
Front Yard Residential 0 0 2 0 3.00

Retail Value presently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.71%. Front Yard Residential has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 14.31%. Given Front Yard Residential’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than Retail Value.

Profitability

This table compares Retail Value and Front Yard Residential’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Retail Value 8.64% 3.30% 1.17%
Front Yard Residential -36.63% -16.43% -3.43%

Summary

Front Yard Residential beats Retail Value on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Retail Value

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

About Front Yard Residential

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 that 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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