Reviewing HomeFed (OTCMKTS:HOFD) & Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE)

HomeFed (OTCMKTS:HOFD) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for HomeFed and Urban Edge Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HomeFed 0 0 0 0 N/A
Urban Edge Properties 1 1 1 0 2.00

Urban Edge Properties has a consensus target price of $15.58, indicating a potential downside of 14.14%. Given Urban Edge Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Urban Edge Properties is more favorable than HomeFed.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HomeFed and Urban Edge Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HomeFed $140.57 million 4.23 -$70,000.00 N/A N/A
Urban Edge Properties $330.10 million 6.44 $93.59 million $0.88 20.63

Urban Edge Properties has higher revenue and earnings than HomeFed.

Risk and Volatility

HomeFed has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Urban Edge Properties has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.5% of HomeFed shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of HomeFed shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares HomeFed and Urban Edge Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HomeFed -4.58% -1.17% -0.92%
Urban Edge Properties 12.93% 4.54% 1.54%

Summary

Urban Edge Properties beats HomeFed on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About HomeFed

HomeFed Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in and develops residential and commercial real estate properties in California, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Maine, and New York. The company develops residential and commercial land development projects and other unimproved land, as well as projects in various stages of development, and retail and office operating properties. It also engages in the design engineering, grading raw land, and constructing public infrastructure, such as streets, utilities, and public facilities, as well as develops individual lots for home sites or other facilities. In addition, the company holds interest in Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, which comprises a 665 room hotel operated by Marriott; and operates an office building complex and parking space garage located in Brooklyn, New York. Further, it holds interest in HomeFed Village III Master, LLC that owns and develops an approximate 450 acre community planned for 948 homes in the Otay Ranch General Plan Area of Chula Vista, California. HomeFed Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

About Urban Edge Properties

Urban Edge Properties is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, development, and management of commercial properties. Its portfolio includes shopping centers, malls, and warehouse parks. The company was founded on June 18, 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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