Financial Comparison: CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) & Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit (NYSE:PRLE)

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) and Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit (OTCMKTS:PRLE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH and Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH 0 6 8 0 2.57
Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit 0 0 0 0 N/A

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH presently has a consensus price target of $157.64, indicating a potential upside of 0.92%. Given CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH is more favorable than Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.5% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.3% of Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH and Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH 15.59% 8.39% 2.37%
Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit 22.81% 50.69% 24.58%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH and Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH $5.77 billion 11.28 $860.00 million $5.69 27.45
Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit $14.25 million 0.05 $3.07 million N/A N/A

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH has higher revenue and earnings than Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit.

Summary

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH beats Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH Company Profile

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 70,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit Company Profile

Paragon Real Estate Equity and Investment Trust does not have significant operations. It primarily focuses on searching for and reviewing real estate opportunities, including land development, retail, office, industrial, hotel, other real estate investment and operating companies, and joint venture investments. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas with an additional office in Cleveland, Ohio.

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