Reviewing Lennar (LEN.B) & SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (OTCMKTS:SKHSY)

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Lennar (NYSE:LEN.B) and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (OTCMKTS:SKHSY) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Lennar and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lennar 8.24% 14.02% 6.79%
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 6.04% 11.21% 5.71%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lennar and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lennar $20.57 billion 0.60 $810.48 million N/A N/A
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S $19.22 billion 0.55 $1.22 billion N/A N/A

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lennar.

Dividends

Lennar pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. SEKISUI HOUSE L/S pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%.

Volatility & Risk

Lennar has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEKISUI HOUSE L/S has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.9% of Lennar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SEKISUI HOUSE L/S shares are held by institutional investors. 15.0% of Lennar shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Lennar and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lennar 0 0 0 0 N/A
SEKISUI HOUSE L/S 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Lennar beats SEKISUI HOUSE L/S on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lennar Company Profile

Lennar Corporation is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company. The Company is a homebuilder that operates in various states. Its segments include Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Rialto and Lennar Multifamily. It is a developer of multifamily rental properties. Its Homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land. It operates primarily under the Lennar brand name. The Lennar Financial Services segment includes mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of its homes and others. The Rialto segment is a real estate, investment management, and finance company. The Lennar Multifamily segment focuses on developing a portfolio of institutional multifamily rental properties in the United States markets.

SEKISUI HOUSE L/S Company Profile

Sekisui House, Ltd. designs, constructs, and contracts built-to-order detached houses in Japan and internationally. It also engages in the design, construction, and contracting of built-to-order properties for lease, medical and nursing care facilities, and other buildings; remodeling of residential properties; sub-lease, management, operation, and brokerage of real estate; sale of houses, land, and condominiums; and development of office and commercial buildings, as well as management and operation of properties. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

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