Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit (OTCMKTS:PRLE) and CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (OTCMKTS:CCI) Critical Contrast

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

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

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.5% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 67.3% of Paragon Real Estate Equity Reit shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

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

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

Profitability

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

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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