Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
Maui Land & Pineapple has a beta of 0.73, suggesting that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FRP has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and FRP’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Maui Land & Pineapple||$11.04 million||20.80||$500,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|FRP||$22.02 million||23.67||$124.47 million||N/A||N/A|
FRP has higher revenue and earnings than Maui Land & Pineapple.
This table compares Maui Land & Pineapple and FRP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Maui Land & Pineapple||6.80%||2.47%||1.66%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Maui Land & Pineapple and FRP, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Maui Land & Pineapple||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
21.0% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.6% of FRP shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.5% of Maui Land & Pineapple shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.7% of FRP shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Maui Land & Pineapple Company Profile
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, sells, and manages residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial real estate properties in the United States. The company operates through Real Estate, Leasing, Utilities, and Resort Amenities segments. The Real Estate segment is involved in the land planning and entitlement, development, and sales activities; and general brokerage real estate business. The Leasing segment leases residential, resort, commercial, agricultural, and industrial land and properties; and licenses its registered trademarks and trade names, as well as provides stewardship and conservation services. The Utilities segment provides potable and non-potable water utility services, and sewage collection and transmission services, as well as owns and operates non-potable wells, irrigation ditches, reservoirs, and transmission systems that serve the Kapalua Resort, the County of Maui, and agricultural users in West and Upcountry Maui. The Resort Amenities segment manages the operations of the Kapalua Club, a private, non-equity club program providing its members special programs, access, and other privileges at certain amenities at the Kapalua Resort. It owns approximately 23,000 acres of land on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is based in Lahaina, Hawaii.
FRP Company Profile
FRP Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in various real estate businesses in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Asset Management, Mining Royalty Lands, Development, and Stabilized Joint Venture. The Asset Management segment owns, leases, and manages commercial properties. The Mining Royalty Lands segment owns various properties comprising approximately 15,000 acres under lease for mining rents or royalties primarily in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. The Development segment owns and monitors the use of parcels of land that are in various stages of development. The Stabilized Joint Venture segment owns, leases, and manages a 305 unit residential apartment building with approximately 18,000 square feet of first floor retail space. FRP Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.
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