BELLWAY PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:BLWYY) and Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Front Yard Residential shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

BELLWAY PLC/ADR has a beta of -0.14, suggesting that its stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Front Yard Residential has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares BELLWAY PLC/ADR and Front Yard Residential’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BELLWAY PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Front Yard Residential -71.49% -23.94% -6.24%

Dividends

BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Front Yard Residential pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. BELLWAY PLC/ADR pays out 40.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for BELLWAY PLC/ADR and Front Yard Residential, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BELLWAY PLC/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
Front Yard Residential 0 0 2 0 3.00

Front Yard Residential has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 34.73%. Given Front Yard Residential’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Front Yard Residential is more favorable than BELLWAY PLC/ADR.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BELLWAY PLC/ADR and Front Yard Residential’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BELLWAY PLC/ADR $3.99 billion 1.18 $701.03 million $5.69 6.73
Front Yard Residential $183.01 million 2.94 -$130.84 million N/A N/A

BELLWAY PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Front Yard Residential.

Summary

Front Yard Residential beats BELLWAY PLC/ADR on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

BELLWAY PLC/ADR Company Profile

Bellway p.l.c., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the house building business in the United Kingdom. It builds and sells homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes, as well as provides social housing to housing associations. It owns and controls 37,855 plots of land. Bellway p.l.c. was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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.

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