Contrasting of FirstService Corporation (FSV) and Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG)

This is a contrast between FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSV) and Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) based on their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation. The two companies are Property Management and they also compete with each other.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FirstService Corporation 1.93B 1.63 65.86M 1.80 48.34
Washington Prime Group Inc. 723.31M 1.58 79.57M 0.29 17.99

In table 1 we can see FirstService Corporation and Washington Prime Group Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Washington Prime Group Inc. seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to FirstService Corporation. The business that is currently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. FirstService Corporation is currently more expensive than Washington Prime Group Inc., because it’s trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FirstService Corporation 3.41% 0% 0%
Washington Prime Group Inc. 11.00% 9.6% 1.8%


FirstService Corporation pays out $0.54 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 0.62%. Meanhile, Washington Prime Group Inc.?s yearly dividend is $1 per share and 19.12% dividend yield.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for FirstService Corporation and Washington Prime Group Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
FirstService Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
Washington Prime Group Inc. 2 0 0 1.00

Washington Prime Group Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $4.3 consensus price target and a -16.83% potential downside.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 78.51% of FirstService Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors while 95.6% of Washington Prime Group Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 9.31% of FirstService Corporation shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.5% of Washington Prime Group Inc.?s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
FirstService Corporation -0.1% 7.06% 16.95% -0.31% 25.03% 27.07%
Washington Prime Group Inc. -10.96% -8.45% -18.88% -34.43% -22.04% 7%

For the past year FirstService Corporation was more bullish than Washington Prime Group Inc.

FirstService Corporation provides property services to residential and commercial customers in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, FirstService Residential and FirstService Brands. The FirstService Residential segment manages private residential communities, such as condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, master-planned communities, active adult and lifestyle communities, and various other residential developments. This segment also offers a range of ancillary services, including on-site staffing for building engineering and maintenance, full-service swimming pool and amenity management, security and concierge/front desk, and landscaping; and financial services comprising cash management, other banking transaction-related services, and specialized property insurance brokerage. In addition, this segment provides energy management solutions and advisory services, and resale processing services. The FirstService Brands segment offers property services through 6 franchise networks; and company-owned locations, including 13 California Closets locations and 4 Paul Davis Restoration location. It offers residential and commercial restoration, painting, and floor coverings design and installation services; custom-designed and installed closet, and home storage solutions; home inspection services; exterior residential painting and window cleaning services; fire protection services; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, as well as related services. This segment provides its services primarily under the Paul Davis Restoration, CertaPro Painters, California Closets, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, Floor Coverings International, College Pro Painters, Century Fire Protection, and Service America brand names. FirstService Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG.WI) operates independently of Simon Property Group Inc. as of May 28, 2014.