Reviewing First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:FCXXF) and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (NYSE:HASI)

First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:FCXXFGet Rating) and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (NYSE:HASIGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust 0 1 4 0 2.80
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital 0 1 5 0 2.83

First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 72.14%. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has a consensus target price of $63.17, suggesting a potential upside of 84.32%. Given Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital is more favorable than First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital $213.17 million 13.97 $126.58 million $0.97 35.33

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has higher revenue and earnings than First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.7% of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust and Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital 38.63% 10.73% 3.98%

Summary

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital beats First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust

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First Capital is a leading developer, owner and manager of mixed-use real estate located in Canada's most densely populated cities. First Capital's focus is on creating thriving urban neighbourhoods to generate value for businesses, residents, communities and our investors.

About Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital

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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. provides capital and services to the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets in the United States. The company's projects include building or facility that reduce energy usage or cost through the use of solar generation and energy storage or energy efficiency improvements, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), as well as lighting, energy controls, roofs, windows, building shells, and/or combined heat and power systems. It also focuses in the areas of grid connected projects that deploy cleaner energy sources, such as solar and wind to generate power; and other sustainable infrastructure projects, including upgraded transmission or distribution systems, water and storm water infrastructures, and other projects. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.

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