Analyzing Voltari (OTCMKTS:VLTC) and Front Yard Residential (OTCMKTS:RESI)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Front Yard Residential and Voltari, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Front Yard Residential currently has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.49%. Given Front Yard Residential’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than Voltari.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Front Yard Residential and Voltari’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Front Yard Residential $183.01 million 3.38 -$130.84 million N/A N/A
Voltari $1.55 million 4.81 -$1.53 million N/A N/A

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Front Yard Residential -36.63% -16.43% -3.43%
Voltari -108.78% N/A -9.95%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.7% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Voltari shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Voltari does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Front Yard Residential beats Voltari on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Front Yard Residential

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.

About Voltari

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.

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