Mitsui Fudosan (OTCMKTS:MTSFY) vs. Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) Financial Contrast

Mitsui Fudosan (OTCMKTS:MTSFYGet Free Report) and Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHCGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Mitsui Fudosan shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of Howard Hughes shares are held by institutional investors. 33.0% of Howard Hughes shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Mitsui Fudosan and Howard Hughes’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitsui Fudosan N/A N/A N/A
Howard Hughes 7.72% 3.33% 1.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Mitsui Fudosan and Howard Hughes, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitsui Fudosan 0 0 0 1 4.00
Howard Hughes 0 0 2 0 3.00

Howard Hughes has a consensus target price of $95.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.62%. Given Howard Hughes’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Howard Hughes is more favorable than Mitsui Fudosan.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mitsui Fudosan and Howard Hughes’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitsui Fudosan N/A N/A N/A $277.11 0.25
Howard Hughes $1.61 billion 2.45 $184.53 million $2.41 32.68

Howard Hughes has higher revenue and earnings than Mitsui Fudosan. Mitsui Fudosan is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Howard Hughes, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Howard Hughes beats Mitsui Fudosan on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mitsui Fudosan

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Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. operates as a real estate company in Japan. It operates through four segments: Leasing, Property Sales, Management, and Other. The Leasing segment leases office buildings and commercial facilities, and other properties. The Property Sales segment is involved in the sale of condominiums and detached housing to individuals; and rental housing and office buildings and other to investors. The Management segment engages in the property management and brokerage and asset management businesses. The Other segment engages in the housing construction and renovation business; and housing related material sales business. The company also offers car park leasing services; and operates hotels, golf courses, and resort facilities. In addition, it engages in the renewal work for offices and retail facilities; and electricity transmission and distribution and heat supply businesses, as well as operates as a retailer of flowers and ornamental plants, seeds, and other gardening products. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Howard Hughes

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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties in the United States. It operates through four segments: Operating Assets; Master Planned Communities (MPCs); Seaport; and Strategic Developments. The Operating Assets segment owns retail, office, multi-family, hospitality, and other operating properties and investments primarily located in Houston, Texas; Columbia, Maryland; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Honolulu, Hawaii. The MPCs segment develops and sells detached and attached single family homes that range from entry-level to luxury homes to residential homebuilders and developers; and sells or leases land for commercial development, including land parcels designated for retail, office, hospitality, and residential projects. The Seaport segment is involved in the landlord operations, managed businesses, and events and sponsorships. The Strategic Development segment develops residential condominium and commercial property projects. This segment consists of development or redevelopment projects. The Howard Hughes Corporation was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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