The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO – Get Rating) and Sekisui House (OTCMKTS:SKHSY – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares The GEO Group and Sekisui House’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The GEO Group||$2.26 billion||0.58||$77.42 million||$0.48||21.83|
|Sekisui House||$23.60 billion||0.52||$1.40 billion||$2.33||7.82|
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.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The GEO Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares The GEO Group and Sekisui House’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The GEO Group||3.48%||16.83%||4.04%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.0% of The GEO Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of The GEO Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
The GEO Group has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sekisui House has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Sekisui House beats The GEO Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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.
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