Analyzing Portsmouth Square (PRSI) & Stratus Properties (STRS)

Portsmouth Square (OTCMKTS:PRSI) and Stratus Properties (NASDAQ:STRS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Portsmouth Square has a beta of -1.06, indicating that its stock price is 206% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratus Properties has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.5% of Stratus Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 88.9% of Portsmouth Square shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Stratus Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Portsmouth Square 6.38% -4.45% 6.34%
Stratus Properties 5.94% -8.47% -2.60%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Portsmouth Square 0 0 0 0 N/A
Stratus Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Portsmouth Square and Stratus Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Portsmouth Square $57.10 million 0.92 $3.64 million N/A N/A
Stratus Properties $80.34 million 2.93 $3.87 million N/A N/A

Stratus Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Portsmouth Square.


Stratus Properties beats Portsmouth Square on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Portsmouth Square

Portsmouth Square, Inc., through its general and limited partnership interest in Justice Investors Limited Partnership, owns and operates a hotel under the Hilton brand in San Francisco, California. Its hotel property consists of 544 guest rooms and luxury suites, and related facilities, including a five-level underground parking garage. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Portsmouth Square, Inc. is a subsidiary of Santa Fe Financial Corporation.

About Stratus Properties

Stratus Properties Inc., a real estate company, engages in the acquisition, entitlement, development, management, operation, and sale of commercial, hotel, entertainment, and multi-and single-family residential real estate properties primarily in Austin, Texas. The company operates through four segments: Real Estate Operations, Leasing Operations, Hotel, and Entertainment. It operates The W Austin Hotel & Residences project located on a two-acre city block in downtown Austin that comprises a 251-room luxury hotel; and 159 residential condominium units, as well as office, retail, and entertainment space. Stratus Properties Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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