Contrasting Harbor Custom Development (NASDAQ:HCDI) and China Overseas Land & Investment (OTCMKTS:CAOVY)

China Overseas Land & Investment (OTCMKTS:CAOVYGet Free Report) and Harbor Custom Development (NASDAQ:HCDIGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Overseas Land & Investment and Harbor Custom Development’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Overseas Land & Investment N/A N/A N/A $91.86 0.08
Harbor Custom Development $39.36 million 0.00 -$16.92 million ($38.16) 0.00

China Overseas Land & Investment has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Harbor Custom Development. Harbor Custom Development is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than China Overseas Land & Investment, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for China Overseas Land & Investment and Harbor Custom Development, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Overseas Land & Investment 0 0 0 0 N/A
Harbor Custom Development 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of China Overseas Land & Investment shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of Harbor Custom Development shares are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of Harbor Custom Development shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares China Overseas Land & Investment and Harbor Custom Development’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Overseas Land & Investment N/A N/A N/A
Harbor Custom Development -96.94% -1,462.47% -14.89%

Summary

China Overseas Land & Investment beats Harbor Custom Development on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About China Overseas Land & Investment

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China Overseas Land & Investment Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the property development and investment, and other operations in the People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom. The company operates through Property Development, Property Investment, and Other Operations segments. It is involved in the investment, development, and rental of residential and commercial properties; issuance of guaranteed notes and corporate bonds; and hotel operation activities. The company also provides construction and building design consultancy services. In addition, it engages in the investment and financing, land consolidation, regional planning, engineering construction, industrial import, commercial operation, and property management businesses. Further, the company offers urban services, including office buildings, flexible working space, shopping malls, star-rated hotels, long-term rental apartments, logistics parks, and architectural design and construction. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Central, Hong Kong. China Overseas Land & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of China Overseas Holdings Limited.

About Harbor Custom Development

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Harbor Custom Development, Inc. operates as a real estate development company in Washington, California, Texas, and Florida. The company is involved in land development cycle, which includes land acquisition, entitlement, development, and construction of project infrastructure; single and multi-family vertical construction; and marketing and sale of various residential projects. It also undertakes projects, such as residential lots, home communities, townhomes, and multi-story apartment properties. The company was formerly known as Harbor Custom Homes, Inc. and changed its name to Harbor Custom Development, Inc. in August 2019. Harbor Custom Development, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. On December 11, 2023, Harbor Custom Development, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington.

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