Sekisui House (OTCMKTS:SKHSY – Get Rating) and The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO – Get Rating) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Sekisui House and The GEO Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The GEO Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The GEO Group||3.48%||16.83%||4.04%|
Volatility & Risk
Sekisui House has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The GEO Group has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sekisui House and The GEO Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sekisui House||$23.60 billion||0.51||$1.40 billion||$2.33||7.70|
|The GEO Group||$2.26 billion||0.54||$77.42 million||$0.48||20.42|
Sekisui House has higher revenue and earnings than The GEO Group. Sekisui House is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The GEO Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
84.0% of The GEO Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of The GEO Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Sekisui House beats The GEO Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sekisui House
Sekisui House, Ltd. designs, constructs, and contracts built-to-order detached houses in Japan and internationally. The company operates through Custom Detached Houses, Rental Housing, Architectural/Civil Engineering, Remodeling, Real Estate Management Fees, Houses For Sale, Condominiums, Urban Redevelopment, and Overseas segments. It also engages in the design, construction, and contracting of built-to-order properties rental housing, medical and nursing care facilities, commercial facilities, and hotels; design, construction, and contracting of construction of civil engineering works; and construction of reinforced concrete rental housing and commercial buildings. In addition, the company is involved in the remodeling and renovation of houses, etc.; sub-lease, management, operation, and brokerage of real estate; sale of houses and residential land; design, construction, and sale of condominiums; and development of office and commercial buildings, as well as management and operation of owned properties. Sekisui House, Ltd. was incorporated in 1929 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
About The GEO Group
The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) is a leading diversified government service provider, specializing in design, financing, development, and support services for secure facilities, processing centers, and community reentry centers in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO's diversified services include enhanced in-custody rehabilitation and post-release support through the award- winning GEO Continuum of Care, secure transportation, electronic monitoring, community-based programs, and correctional health and mental health care. GEO's worldwide operations include the ownership and/or delivery of support services for 102 facilities totaling approximately 82,000 beds, including idle facilities and projects under development, with a workforce of up to approximately 18,000 employees.
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