PICO (PICO) versus Five Point (NYSE:FPH) Head to Head Analysis

Five Point (NYSE: FPH) and PICO (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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34.1% of Five Point shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.9% of PICO shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of PICO shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.



Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Five Point and PICO’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Point $139.43 million 14.51 $73.23 million ($0.61) -23.07
PICO $36.28 million 7.98 $460,000.00 N/A N/A

Five Point has higher revenue and earnings than PICO.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Five Point and PICO, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Point 0 2 4 0 2.67
PICO 0 0 0 0 N/A

Five Point presently has a consensus target price of $19.90, indicating a potential upside of 41.44%. Given Five Point’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Five Point is more favorable than PICO.

Profitability

This table compares Five Point and PICO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Point 52.52% -1.84% -1.30%
PICO 1.28% 1.75% 1.30%

Summary

Five Point beats PICO on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Five Point

Five Point Holdings, LLC, through its subsidiary, Five Point Operating Company, LP, plans, develops, and owns mixed-use communities in California, the United States. It sells residential and commercial land sites to homebuilders, commercial developers, and commercial buyers. The company was formerly known as Newhall Holding Company, LLC and changed its name to Five Point Holdings, LLC in May 2016. Five Point Holdings, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Aliso Viejo, California.

About PICO

PICO Holdings, Inc. engages in the water resource and water storage activities in the southwestern United States. It engages in selling its water rights and storage credits in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The Company sells its water rights to real estate developers, power generating facilities, or other commercial and industrial users, as well as to water utilities, municipalities, and other government agencies; and sells its stored water to state agencies, commercial developers, or municipalities for their commercial projects or communities. It also leases water assets and land. PICO Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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