Forestar Group (FOR) and Its Peers Head to Head Review

Forestar Group (NYSE: FOR) is one of 67 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Forestar Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Forestar Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Forestar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forestar Group Competitors 161 381 797 9 2.49

As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 14.32%. Given Forestar Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Forestar Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Forestar Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Forestar Group 75.41% 6.83% 5.28%
Forestar Group Competitors -5.95% -1.22% 1.35%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.7% of Forestar Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Forestar Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Forestar Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Forestar Group $197.31 million $58.64 million N/A
Forestar Group Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,205.51

Forestar Group’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Forestar Group.

Summary

Forestar Group beats its rivals on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

Forestar Group Company Profile

Forestar Group Inc. is a residential and mixed-use real estate development company. The Company operates through three segments. The Real Estate segment secures entitlements and develops infrastructure on its lands, for single-family residential and mixed-use communities. The Mineral resources segment is focused on its owned oil and gas mineral interests through promoting exploration, development and production activities. The Other segment manages its timber holdings, recreational leases and water resource initiatives. As of December 31, 2016, its core community development business had directly or through ventures interests in 50 residential and mixed-use projects consisting of 4,600 acres of real estate located in 10 states and 14 markets. As of December 31, 2016, its non-core assets included approximately 523,000 net acres of owned mineral assets, 19,000 acres of timberland and undeveloped land, four multifamily assets and approximately 20,000 acres of groundwater leases.

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