Consorcio Ara SAB de CV (CNRFF) vs. FirstService (FSV) Financial Review

Consorcio Ara SAB de CV (OTCMKTS:CNRFF) and FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.8% of FirstService shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Consorcio Ara SAB de CV has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FirstService has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Consorcio Ara SAB de CV and FirstService, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consorcio Ara SAB de CV 0 0 0 0 N/A
FirstService 0 4 0 0 2.00

FirstService has a consensus price target of $86.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.26%. Given FirstService’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FirstService is more favorable than Consorcio Ara SAB de CV.

Profitability

This table compares Consorcio Ara SAB de CV and FirstService’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consorcio Ara SAB de CV 10.00% 6.47% 4.30%
FirstService 3.12% 23.44% 6.10%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Consorcio Ara SAB de CV and FirstService’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Consorcio Ara SAB de CV $442.43 million 0.78 $48.53 million N/A N/A
FirstService $1.93 billion 1.63 $65.86 million $1.80 48.27

FirstService has higher revenue and earnings than Consorcio Ara SAB de CV.

Dividends

FirstService pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Consorcio Ara SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. FirstService pays out 33.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstService has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

FirstService beats Consorcio Ara SAB de CV on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Consorcio Ara SAB de CV

Consorcio ARA, S. A. B. de C. V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, constructs, and markets entry-level and middle-income residential housing developments in Mexico. It markets commercial and industrial developments; and rents mini-supermarkets under operating leases. The company also purchases and sells land; provides supplier services; and develops and leases shopping malls and commercial premises. As of December 31, 2017, it had a land bank of approximately 35.2 million square meters, as well as operated 6 shopping malls. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

About FirstService

FirstService Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment provides property management services for private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service amenity management, security and concierge/front desk, and landscaping; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 6 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 18 California Closets locations and 9 Paul Davis Restoration locations. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; exterior residential painting and window cleaning services; fire protection services; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, and Century Fire Protection brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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