Comparing Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) & Yangtze River Port and Logistics (NYSE:YRIV)

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) and Yangtze River Port and Logistics (NASDAQ:YRIV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.7% of Kennedy-Wilson shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of Kennedy-Wilson shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 55.3% of Yangtze River Port and Logistics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Kennedy-Wilson has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yangtze River Port and Logistics has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kennedy-Wilson and Yangtze River Port and Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kennedy-Wilson 0 1 2 0 2.67
Yangtze River Port and Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kennedy-Wilson currently has a consensus target price of $26.17, suggesting a potential upside of 98.58%. Given Kennedy-Wilson’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kennedy-Wilson is more favorable than Yangtze River Port and Logistics.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kennedy-Wilson $569.70 million 3.29 $226.70 million $3.12 4.22
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A N/A -$13.72 million N/A N/A

Kennedy-Wilson has higher revenue and earnings than Yangtze River Port and Logistics.

Profitability

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson and Yangtze River Port and Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kennedy-Wilson 39.79% 38.66% 7.18%
Yangtze River Port and Logistics N/A -8.80% -3.91%

Summary

Kennedy-Wilson beats Yangtze River Port and Logistics on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kennedy-Wilson Company Profile

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. is a global real estate investment company, which engages in the ownership, operation, and investment in real estate through its investment platform. It operates through the following business segments: KW Investments, and KW Investment Management and Real Estate Services (IMRES). The KW Investments segment invests the capital of the company in real estate assets and loans secured by real estate either on its own or with strategic partners through publicly traded companies, joint ventures, separate accounts, and funds. The IMRES segment includes the investment management platform of the company along with its property services, research, brokerage and auction, and conventional sales divisions. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Company Profile

Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited, through its subsidiary, Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Co., Ltd., primarily engages in the real estate and infrastructural development business in the People's Republic of China. It operates Wuhan Yangtze River Newport Logistics Center, a port logistics center located in Wuhan Newport Yangluo Port, Hubei Province of China. The company was formerly known as Yangtze River Development Limited and changed its name to Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited in February 2018. Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited is headquartered in New York, New York.

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