Financial Contrast: Henderson Investment (OTCMKTS:HDVTY) vs. Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins (OTCMKTS:IRS)

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Henderson Investment (OTCMKTS:HDVTY) and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins (NYSE:IRS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Henderson Investment and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Henderson Investment N/A N/A N/A
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins -49.40% -52.14% -8.70%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Henderson Investment and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Henderson Investment 0 0 0 0 N/A
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Henderson Investment and Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Henderson Investment $217.81 million 0.92 $7.91 million N/A N/A
Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins $1.79 billion 0.09 -$673.67 million ($11.45) -0.25

Henderson Investment has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins.

Volatility & Risk

Henderson Investment has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.2% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are held by institutional investors. 25.1% of Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Henderson Investment beats Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Henderson Investment Company Profile

Henderson Investment Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the operation of department stores in Hong Kong. It operates six department stores under the Citistore name; and two general merchandise stores-cum-supermarkets under the APITA and UNY names. The company is based in Central, Hong Kong. Henderson Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Limited.

Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins Company Profile

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima engages in the diversified real estate activities in Argentina. It is involved in the acquisition, development, and operation of shopping malls, and office buildings and other non-shopping center properties primarily for rental purposes. The company also acquires and operates hotels; develops and sells residential properties; and acquires undeveloped land reserves for future development or sale. In addition, it engages in the consumer finance operations. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima is a subsidiary of Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria.

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