Tejon Ranch (TRC) & Nam Tai Property (NTP) Head-To-Head Review

Tejon Ranch (NYSE:TRC) and Nam Tai Property (NYSE:NTP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Tejon Ranch has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nam Tai Property has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Nam Tai Property pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Tejon Ranch does not pay a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

72.6% of Tejon Ranch shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.1% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by institutional investors. 19.7% of Tejon Ranch shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of Nam Tai Property shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Tejon Ranch and Nam Tai Property, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tejon Ranch 0 0 1 0 3.00
Nam Tai Property 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tejon Ranch currently has a consensus target price of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 75.26%. Given Tejon Ranch’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tejon Ranch is more favorable than Nam Tai Property.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tejon Ranch and Nam Tai Property’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tejon Ranch $35.66 million 14.13 -$1.55 million N/A N/A
Nam Tai Property $490,000.00 645.63 -$13.25 million N/A N/A

Tejon Ranch has higher revenue and earnings than Nam Tai Property.

Profitability

This table compares Tejon Ranch and Nam Tai Property’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tejon Ranch 9.40% 1.00% 0.82%
Nam Tai Property N/A -3.84% -3.33%

Summary

Tejon Ranch beats Nam Tai Property on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tejon Ranch

Tejon Ranch Co. operates as a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. It operates through five segments: Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Development, Resort/Residential Real Estate Development, Mineral Resources, Farming, and Ranch Operations. The Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Development segment engages in the entitling, planning, and permitting of land for development; construction of infrastructure; construction of pre-leased buildings, and buildings to be leased or sold; and sale of land to third parties for their own development. It is also involved in the activities related to communications leases, and landscape maintenance. This segment leases land to 2 auto service stations with convenience stores, 13 fast-food operations, 2 full-service restaurants, a motel, an antique shop, and a United States Postal Service facility; various microwave repeater locations, radio and cellular transmitter sites, and fiber optic cable routes; and 32 acres of land for an electric power plant. The Resort/Residential Real Estate Development segment engages in the land entitlement, land planning and pre-construction engineering, land stewardship, and conservation activities. The Mineral Resources segment includes oil and gas royalties, rock and aggregate royalties, and royalties from a cement operation leased to National Cement Company of California, Inc.; and the management of water assets and water infrastructure. The Farming segment farms permanent crops, including wine grapes in 1,186 acres, almonds in 1,983 acres, and pistachios in 1,053 acres. It also manages the farming of alfalfa and forage mix on 775 acres in the Antelope Valley; and leases 1,000 acres of land for growing vegetables, as well as permanent crops. The Ranch Operations segment offers game management and ancillary land services comprising grazing leases and filming, as well as various guided hunts. The company was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in Lebec, California.

About Nam Tai Property

Nam Tai Property Inc. operates as a property development and management company in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on developing two parcels of land into commercial complexes in Gushu and Guangming, Shenzhen, as well as renting commercial complexes. The company was formerly known as Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Nam Tai Property Inc. in April 2014. Nam Tai Property Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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