Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS:LSGOF) and Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.1% of Forestar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Forestar Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Land Securities Group and Forestar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Land Securities Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forestar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Land Securities Group and Forestar Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Land Securities Group $1.13 billion 7.07 -$334.32 million N/A N/A
Forestar Group $114.32 million 7.14 $50.25 million N/A N/A

Forestar Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Land Securities Group.

Profitability

This table compares Land Securities Group and Forestar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Land Securities Group N/A N/A N/A
Forestar Group 37.75% -0.45% -0.36%

Summary

Forestar Group beats Land Securities Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Land Securities Group

At Landsec, we believe great places are for people to experience and are made with the experience of great people. As the UK's largest listed commercial property company, with 24 million sq ft of real estate and a portfolio valued at £14.1 billion, we own and manage some of the most successful and recognisable assets in the country. In London, our portfolio totals more than £7.8 billion, and consists of 6.4 million sq ft of real estate. From the world famous Piccadilly Lights to the transformation of Victoria, SW1, we deliver exceptional experiences for the businesses and people that live and work in, and visit, the capital. In Retail, across our 17.6 million sq ft of assets, we create outstanding experiences for customers and guests alike. Combined with the strength and resilience of our portfolio, this means we regularly outperform industry benchmarks for footfall and sales. We offer more than convenience and choice, recognising that memorable destinations are key to attracting the shoppers and retailers of today, and tomorrow. We also aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues ? from diversity and community employment, to carbon and climate resilience. Everything we do is grounded in experience and begins with people. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities. At Landsec, everything is experience.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a real estate development company. The company engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, and sale of real estate, primarily single-family residential and mixed-use communities. It also sells residential lots to home builders; and commercial properties. As of December 31, 2017, Forestar Group Inc. had 49 entitled, developed, or under development projects in 11 states and 16 markets planned for residential and commercial uses in the United States. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. is a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

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