Reviewing Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) and Voltari (NYSE:VLTC)

Forestar Group (NYSE:FOR) and Voltari (OTCMKTS:VLTC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.4% of Forestar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Forestar Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Voltari shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forestar Group and Voltari’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Forestar Group $114.32 million 7.12 N/A N/A N/A
Voltari $1.55 million N/A -$1.53 million N/A N/A

Forestar Group has higher revenue and earnings than Voltari.

Profitability

This table compares Forestar Group and Voltari’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forestar Group N/A 3.45% 2.55%
Voltari -96.58% N/A -8.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Forestar Group and Voltari, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forestar Group 0 0 4 0 3.00
Voltari 0 0 0 0 N/A

Forestar Group presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.34%. Given Forestar Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Forestar Group is more favorable than Voltari.

Summary

Forestar Group beats Voltari on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forestar Group Company Profile

Forestar Group Inc. operates as a real estate lot development company. It engages in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of infrastructure for single-family residential communities. Forestar Group Inc. sells residential lots primarily to homebuilders, as well as sells commercial properties. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Forestar Group Inc. operates as a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, Inc.

Voltari Company Profile

Voltari Corporation engages in acquiring, financing, and leasing commercial real properties. It owns and leases three commercial real properties in Long Branch, New Jersey; Flanders, New York; and Columbia, South Carolina. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

Receive News & Ratings for Forestar Group Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Forestar Group and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.