Redfin Corporation (RDFN) & Comstock Holding Companies (CHCI) Head-To-Head Survey

Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) and Comstock Holding Companies (NASDAQ:CHCI) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Redfin Corporation and Comstock Holding Companies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Redfin Corporation $267.19 million 6.33 -$22.52 million ($3.59) -5.79
Comstock Holding Companies $41.58 million 0.15 -$8.99 million ($1.58) -1.13

Comstock Holding Companies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Redfin Corporation. Redfin Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Comstock Holding Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Redfin Corporation and Comstock Holding Companies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Redfin Corporation 0 5 3 0 2.38
Comstock Holding Companies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Redfin Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $25.86, suggesting a potential upside of 24.43%. Given Redfin Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Redfin Corporation is more favorable than Comstock Holding Companies.

Profitability

This table compares Redfin Corporation and Comstock Holding Companies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Redfin Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Comstock Holding Companies -14.02% -94.21% -7.85%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

14.1% of Redfin Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.0% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by institutional investors. 46.4% of Comstock Holding Companies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Redfin Corporation beats Comstock Holding Companies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Redfin Corporation

Redfin Corporation is engaged in providing residential real estate brokerage services. The customer can search for homes by neighborhood, city or MLS number, or can refine results using detailed parameters, such as price and number of beds or baths. The Company serves home buyers and sellers. The Company offers online tools to consumers, including Redfin Estimate, which is an automated home-valuation tool. The customer can search homes for sale in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, OR, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle and Washington. The Company serves over 80 metro areas across the United States.

About Comstock Holding Companies

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (Comstock ), formerly Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. is a diversified real estate development and services company focused on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Company builds a range of products including apartments, single-family homes, townhouses, mid-rise condominiums, high-rise multi-family condominiums and mixed-use (residential and commercial) developments. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had built and delivered more than 5,300 homes. The Company has built homes and apartment buildings in suburban communities, where it focuses on low density products. The Company’s apartment buildings are developed as rental properties to be held and operated for its own purposes, converted at some point to for-sale condominium units or sold on a merchant build basis. In March 7, 2012, Cascades II completed the sale of its Potomac Square Apartment project to an affiliate of CAPREIT Acquisition Corporation.

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