Claros Mortgage Trust (NYSE:CMTG – Get Rating) and Five Point (NYSE:FPH – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Claros Mortgage Trust and Five Point’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Claros Mortgage Trust||$247.01 million||10.52||$170.55 million||$1.18||15.76|
|Five Point||$224.39 million||2.56||$6.57 million||($0.06)||-64.67|
Claros Mortgage Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Five Point. Five Point is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Claros Mortgage Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Claros Mortgage Trust and Five Point, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Claros Mortgage Trust||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Claros Mortgage Trust presently has a consensus price target of $19.40, indicating a potential upside of 4.30%. Given Claros Mortgage Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Claros Mortgage Trust is more favorable than Five Point.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
54.8% of Claros Mortgage Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.0% of Five Point shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Claros Mortgage Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.2% of Five Point shares are held 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.
This table compares Claros Mortgage Trust and Five Point’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Claros Mortgage Trust||62.58%||7.03%||2.33%|
Claros Mortgage Trust beats Five Point on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Claros Mortgage Trust
Claros Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that focuses primarily on originating senior and subordinate loans on transitional commercial real estate assets located in principal markets across the United States. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.
About Five Point
Five Point Holdings, LLC, through its subsidiary, Five Point Operating Company, LP, owns and develops mixed-use and planned communities in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Francisco County. The company operates in four segments: Valencia, San Francisco, Great Park, and Commercial. It sells residential and commercial land sites to homebuilders, commercial developers, and commercial buyers; operates and owns a commercial office, medical campus, and other properties; and provides development and property management services. 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 incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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