Contrasting Lennar (LEN.B) and Pernix Group (PRXG)

Pernix Group (OTCMKTS:PRXG) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN.B) are both construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares Pernix Group and Lennar’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pernix Group N/A N/A N/A
Lennar 6.76% 12.87% 6.10%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.5% of Lennar shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Pernix Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of Lennar shares are held by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Pernix Group and Lennar, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pernix Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lennar 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Pernix Group has a beta of -3.84, indicating that its share price is 484% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lennar has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Lennar pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Pernix Group does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pernix Group and Lennar’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pernix Group $195.49 million 0.03 -$18.84 million N/A N/A
Lennar $12.65 billion 0.90 $810.48 million N/A N/A

Lennar has higher revenue and earnings than Pernix Group.


Lennar beats Pernix Group on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pernix Group Company Profile

Pernix Group, Inc. provides construction and power services in the United States and internationally. The company's Construction segment offers pre-construction consulting, construction management, design build, and general contracting services to U.S. Department of State and other government clients, and private sector commercial clients. Its Power Services segment develops, constructs, operates, and maintains power production facilities. This segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance services for small to mid-size power plants; and builds, operates, and maintains power plants, transmission and distribution grids, and underground cable installation. Pernix Group, Inc. provides its services in a range of markets, including construction, construction management, power, and facility operations and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Telesource International, Inc. and changed its name to Pernix Group, Inc. Pernix Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois.

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.

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