Critical Contrast: INDUS Realty Trust (NASDAQ:INDT) & FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH)

FRP (NASDAQ:FRPHGet Rating) and INDUS Realty Trust (NASDAQ:INDTGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for FRP and INDUS Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FRP 0 0 0 0 N/A
INDUS Realty Trust 0 1 5 0 2.83

INDUS Realty Trust has a consensus target price of $80.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.66%. Given INDUS Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe INDUS Realty Trust is more favorable than FRP.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FRP and INDUS Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FRP $31.22 million 18.08 $28.22 million $0.06 997.33
INDUS Realty Trust $42.34 million 14.60 $14.14 million $1.36 44.62

FRP has higher earnings, but lower revenue than INDUS Realty Trust. INDUS Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FRP, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

FRP has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, INDUS Realty Trust has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares FRP and INDUS Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FRP 1.51% 0.12% 0.08%
INDUS Realty Trust 34.68% 5.05% 2.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

47.1% of FRP shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of INDUS Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.0% of FRP shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 25.0% of INDUS Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

INDUS Realty Trust beats FRP on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FRP

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FRP Holdings, Inc. engages in the real estate businesses in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Asset Management, Mining Royalty Lands, Development, and Stabilized Joint Venture. The Asset Management segment owns, leases, and manages commercial properties. The Mining Royalty Lands segment owns various properties comprising approximately 15,000 acres under lease for mining rents or royalties primarily in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. This segment also owns an additional 107 acres of investment property in Brooksville, Florida. The Development segment owns and monitors the use of parcels of land that are in various stages of development. The Stabilized Joint Venture segment owns, leases, and manages a 305-unit residential apartment building with approximately 14,430 square feet of first floor retail space; 264-unit residential apartment building with 6,758 square feet of retail space; and 294-unit garden-style apartment community located in Henrico County, Virginia that consists of 19 three-story apartment buildings containing 273,940 rentable square feet. FRP Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

About INDUS Realty Trust

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INDUS Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate business principally engaged in developing, acquiring, managing and leasing industrial/warehouse properties. INDUS owns 41 buildings totaling approximately 4.6 million square feet (4.2 million of which is industrial/warehouse space) in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida in addition to over 3,400 acres of undeveloped land.

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