Analyzing Transcontinental Realty Investors (TCI) & The Competition

Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE: TCI) is one of 66 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Transcontinental Realty Investors to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transcontinental Realty Investors -4.05% -6.84% -1.21%
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors -6.81% -2.73% 1.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transcontinental Realty Investors 0 1 0 0 2.00
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors 152 362 824 8 2.51

Transcontinental Realty Investors currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential downside of 33.51%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 78.47%. Given Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Transcontinental Realty Investors has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.0% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.3% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 87.7% of Transcontinental Realty Investors shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.4% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Transcontinental Realty Investors and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Transcontinental Realty Investors $118.47 million $30,000.00 -44.90
Transcontinental Realty Investors Competitors $435.87 million $32.00 million 752.45

Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Transcontinental Realty Investors. Transcontinental Realty Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Transcontinental Realty Investors has a beta of -0.4, suggesting that its share price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcontinental Realty Investors’ peers have a beta of 0.58, suggesting that their average share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Transcontinental Realty Investors peers beat Transcontinental Realty Investors on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Transcontinental Realty Investors

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. is an externally advised and managed real estate investment company that owns a portfolio of income-producing properties and land held for development. The Company’s segments are Commercial Properties, Apartments, Land and Other. Its portfolio of income-producing properties includes residential apartment communities, office buildings and other commercial properties. It acquires land mainly in in-fill locations or suburban markets. The Company’s income-producing properties consist of approximately eight commercial properties, including five office buildings, two retail properties and an industrial warehouse, comprising in aggregate approximately 1.9 million square feet; a golf course comprising approximately 96.09 acres, and approximately 50 residential apartment communities comprising over 7,980 units, excluding apartments being developed. In addition, it owns approximately 3,660 acres of land held for development.

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