Head-To-Head Survey: Front Yard Residential (RESI) versus Circle Entertainment (CEXE)

Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) and Circle Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CEXE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Front Yard Residential has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Circle Entertainment has a beta of 5.7, meaning that its stock price is 470% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Front Yard Residential and Circle Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Front Yard Residential $183.01 million 3.11 -$130.84 million N/A N/A
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Circle Entertainment has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Front Yard Residential.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Front Yard Residential and Circle Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Front Yard Residential 0 0 2 0 3.00
Circle Entertainment 0 0 0 0 N/A

Front Yard Residential currently has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 27.36%. Given Front Yard Residential’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than Circle Entertainment.


This table compares Front Yard Residential and Circle Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Front Yard Residential -71.49% -23.94% -6.24%
Circle Entertainment N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.5% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Circle Entertainment does not pay a dividend.


Front Yard Residential beats Circle Entertainment on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Front Yard Residential Company Profile

Front Yard is an industry leader in providing quality, affordable rental homes to America's families. Our homes offer exceptional value in a variety of suburban communities that have easy accessibility to metropolitan areas. Front Yard's tenants enjoy the space and comfort that is unique to single-family housing, at reasonable prices. Our mission is to provide our tenants with houses they are proud to call home.

Circle Entertainment Company Profile

Circle Entertainment, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously, the company was involved in the development of location-based entertainment line of business. The company was formerly known as FX Real Estate and Entertainment Inc. and changed its name to Circle Entertainment, Inc. in January 2011. Circle Entertainment Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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