Analyzing Far Peak Acquisition (NASDAQ:FPAC) & Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD)

Far Peak Acquisition (NASDAQ:FPACGet Rating) and Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WDGet Rating) are both unclassified companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Far Peak Acquisition and Walker & Dunlop’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Far Peak Acquisition N/A N/A -3.78%
Walker & Dunlop 20.65% 18.99% 6.01%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Far Peak Acquisition and Walker & Dunlop’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Far Peak Acquisition N/A N/A -$4.70 million N/A N/A
Walker & Dunlop $1.26 billion 2.66 $265.76 million $8.48 11.94

Walker & Dunlop has higher revenue and earnings than Far Peak Acquisition.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.0% of Far Peak Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.6% of Walker & Dunlop shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Walker & Dunlop shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Far Peak Acquisition and Walker & Dunlop, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Far Peak Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Walker & Dunlop 0 0 4 0 3.00

Walker & Dunlop has a consensus target price of $171.00, indicating a potential upside of 68.86%. Given Walker & Dunlop’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Walker & Dunlop is more favorable than Far Peak Acquisition.

Risk and Volatility

Far Peak Acquisition has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walker & Dunlop has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Walker & Dunlop beats Far Peak Acquisition on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Far Peak Acquisition Company Profile (Get Rating)

Far Peak Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities in the financial technology, technology, or financial services industries. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.

Walker & Dunlop Company Profile (Get Rating)

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., through its subsidiaries, originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products and services for owners and developers of real estate in the United States. The company offers first mortgage, second trust, supplemental, construction, mezzanine, preferred equity, small-balance, and bridge/interim loans. It also provides multifamily finance for manufactured housing communities, student housing, affordable housing, and senior housing properties under the Fannie Mae's DUS program; and construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, senior housing, and healthcare facilities. In addition, the company acts as an intermediary in the placement of commercial real estate debt between institutional sources of capital, including life insurance companies, investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, CMBS conduits, and other institutional investors, as well as owners of various types of commercial real estate. Further, it advises on capital structure; develops the financing package; facilitates negotiations between its client and institutional sources of capital; coordinates due diligence; and assists in closing the transaction. Additionally, the company offers property sales brokerage, underwriting and risk management, and servicing and asset management services. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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