Head-To-Head Analysis: SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (SKHSY) and Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN)

Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE:XIN) and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (OTCMKTS:SKHSY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Xinyuan Real Estate and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xinyuan Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 0 0 0 0 N/A



Risk & Volatility

Xinyuan Real Estate has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.0% of Xinyuan Real Estate shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of SEKISUI HOUSE L/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Xinyuan Real Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. SEKISUI HOUSE L/S pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xinyuan Real Estate has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Xinyuan Real Estate is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Xinyuan Real Estate and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xinyuan Real Estate 1.59% 3.21% 0.40%
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 6.03% 11.36% 5.71%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xinyuan Real Estate and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xinyuan Real Estate $1.98 billion 0.16 $63.62 million N/A N/A
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S $19.22 billion 0.52 $1.22 billion N/A N/A

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has higher revenue and earnings than Xinyuan Real Estate.

Summary

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S beats Xinyuan Real Estate on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xinyuan Real Estate Company Profile

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, develops residential real estate properties for middle income consumers in the People's Republic of China and the United States. It develops residential projects, such as multi-layer apartment buildings, sub-high-rise apartment buildings, or high-rise apartment buildings; auxiliary services and amenities, such as retail outlets, leisure and health facilities, kindergartens, and schools; and small scale residential properties, as well as office, mixed-use, and commercial properties. The company also acquires development sites through public auctions of government land and direct negotiations. In addition, it provides property management services for its developments and other real estate-related services. Further, the company offers landscaping engineering and management, real estate consulting and marketing, leasing management, culture and media, property decoration, electronic commerce, technical, and management consulting services; operates retail stores; sells construction materials; develops technologies; and installs intercom systems. Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S Company Profile

Sekisui House, Ltd. builds houses in Japan and internationally. It builds detached homes, medium- and high-rise buildings, and urban development projects. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

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