Financial Survey: Prospect Global Resources (PGRX) vs. Lennar (LEN.B)

Prospect Global Resources (OTCMKTS: PGRX) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN.B) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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4.7% of Lennar shares are held by institutional investors. 37.0% of Prospect Global Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of Lennar shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.



Risk and Volatility

Prospect Global Resources has a beta of -5.04, indicating that its stock price is 604% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lennar has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Prospect Global Resources and Lennar’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lennar $12.65 billion 0.88 $810.48 million N/A N/A

Lennar has higher revenue and earnings than Prospect Global Resources.

Dividends

Lennar pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Prospect Global Resources does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Prospect Global Resources and Lennar, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prospect Global Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lennar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A N/A
Lennar 6.84% 13.73% 6.04%

Summary

Lennar beats Prospect Global Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Prospect Global Resources Company Profile

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.

Lennar Company Profile

Lennar Corporation is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company. The Company is a homebuilder that operates in various states. Its segments include Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto and Lennar Multifamily. It is a developer of multifamily rental properties. Its Homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land. It operates primarily under the Lennar brand name. The Lennar Financial Services segment includes mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of its homes and others. The Rialto segment is a real estate, investment management, and finance company. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of institutional multifamily rental properties in the United States markets.

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