Comparing New Age Brands (NWGFF) & FirstService (FSV)

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New Age Brands (OTCMKTS:NWGFF) and FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) are both real estate companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares New Age Brands and FirstService’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Age Brands N/A N/A N/A
FirstService 3.41% 31.55% 7.19%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New Age Brands and FirstService’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Age Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FirstService $1.93 billion 1.53 $65.86 million $1.80 47.37

FirstService has higher revenue and earnings than New Age Brands.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.7% of FirstService shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

FirstService pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. New Age Brands does not pay a dividend. FirstService pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FirstService has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for New Age Brands and FirstService, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Age Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
FirstService 0 4 0 0 2.00

FirstService has a consensus target price of $86.33, suggesting a potential upside of 1.25%. Given FirstService’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FirstService is more favorable than New Age Brands.

Summary

FirstService beats New Age Brands on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New Age Brands

New Age Brands Inc., an agricultural services company, offers turnkey growing infrastructure and services for the licensed growers and processors of luxury marijuana crops at its agri-campuses in Washington State. The company also, through its subsidiary, Kured, LLC, operates as an online CBD and lifestyle company. The company was formerly known as New Age Farm Inc. and changed its name to New Age Brands Inc. in November 2018. New Age Brands Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About FirstService

FirstService Corporation provides property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment manages private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service swimming pool and amenity management, security and concierge/front desk, and landscaping; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 6 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 17 California Closets locations and 8 Paul Davis Restoration locations. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; exterior residential painting and window cleaning services; fire protection services; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, Century Fire Protection, and Service America brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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