Critical Contrast: MMA Capital Management (MMAC) & HomeFed (HOFD) – Fairfield Current


MMA Capital Management (NASDAQ:MMAC) and HomeFed (OTCMKTS:HOFD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MMA Capital Management and HomeFed, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MMA Capital Management 0 0 0 0 N/A
HomeFed 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

MMA Capital Management has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HomeFed has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MMA Capital Management and HomeFed’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MMA Capital Management 180.49% 7.13% 3.17%
HomeFed -4.08% -1.19% -0.93%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MMA Capital Management and HomeFed’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MMA Capital Management $36.83 million 4.21 $19.40 million N/A N/A
HomeFed $78.64 million 8.07 $10.93 million N/A N/A

MMA Capital Management has higher earnings, but lower revenue than HomeFed.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.3% of MMA Capital Management shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.9% of HomeFed shares are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of MMA Capital Management shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.6% of HomeFed shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MMA Capital Management beats HomeFed on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

MMA Capital Management Company Profile

MMA Capital Management, LLC creates and manages investments in housing and renewable energy sectors in the United States and internationally. Its investments in debt securities comprises multifamily tax-exempt bonds, as well as other real estate related bond investments. The company offers leveraged bonds; low-income housing tax credits; asset management and administrative services to a limited liability company and a commercial bank; and guarantees to the institutional investors related to the receipt of tax credits. It also raises, invests in, and manages private real estate funds, which invests in residential real estate. The company was formerly known as Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC and changed its name to MMA Capital Management, LLC in September 2014. MMA Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

HomeFed Company Profile

HomeFed Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in and develops residential and commercial real estate properties in California, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Maine, and New York. The company operates through three segments: Real Estate, Farming, and Corporate. The company’s Real Estate segment develops residential and commercial land development projects and other unimproved land, as well as projects in various stages of development, and retail and office operating properties. This segment engages in design engineering, grading raw land, and constructing public infrastructure, such as streets, utilities, and public facilities, as well as develops individual lots for home sites or other facilities. It also holds interest in Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, which comprises a 665 room hotel operated by Marriott; and operates an office building complex and parking space garage located in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, this segment holds interest in HomeFed Village III Master, LLC that owns and develops an approximate 450 acre community planned for 992 homes in the Otay Ranch General Plan Area of Chula Vista, California. The Farming segment operates the Rampage property, which include grape vineyard and almond orchard located in southern Madera County, California. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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Michael Douglas Admits His 101-Year-Old Dad, Kirk, ‘Beats Me All the Time’ in Sports Betting – PEOPLE.com


Michael Douglas might be an avid sports fan, but when it comes to betting on games, he’s got nothing on his 101-year-old father, Kirk.

“He beats me all the time,” Michael, 74, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue of the legendary Hollywood actor who will turn 102 on Dec. 9.

“The last bet I made with him was for $100 on a Jets game – and I lost.”

All the more maddening? “I’m a big sports junkie and my father knows nothing about [the games],” says Michael, who stars in Netflix’s new series, The Kominsky Method.

“I can pick any team and he’ll just take the other one…and [yet] he cleans my clock.”

Michael Douglas with father Kirk at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Michael Douglas with father Kirk at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

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There are no hard feelings, of course, and when Michael received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 6, the Spartacus actor was proudly front and center to support his son.

After thanking Kirk for attending the ceremony, Michael grew emotional.

RELATED: Catherine Zeta-Jones Says Kirk Douglas Was ‘Adamant’ on Being at Son Michael’s Hollywood Star Ceremony

“It means so much to me, Dad, that you’re here today,” the Oscar-winning star said, tearing up. “Thank you for your advice, inspiration, and I’ll say it simply and with all my heart: I’m so proud to be your son.”

On Thursday, Douglas was nominated for a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy for The Kominsky Method.

For more from Michael Douglas, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands now.


Dave Shullick Jr. Joins ACME Racing – SPEED SPORT


ACME Racing team owner Steve Stout (center) and his crew members at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis. (Todd Ridgeway Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – ACME Racing team owner Steve Stout confirmed during the annual PRI Trade Show that the team will expand to a two-car program.

Dave Shullick Jr. will join ACME Racing to drive the No. 49 supermodified alongside returning ACME Racing driver Trent Stephens, who will continue to drive the No. 19 entry.

“Dave came to me and we talked a while back, and I just came up with this idea,” said Stout. “We have had success in the past with Dave, and currently having success with Trent in the 19 car. So, we are going to build a new car and just have fun and have a go of it. A two-car team is nothing new to us, we have been there before, we will just have to focus more and harder.”

Stout is unsure what the team’s schedule will look like for next season, but he said the team does plan to compete at least part-time in the International Supermodified Ass’n.

“I am not sure on the race schedule for us yet, I am studying and thinking,” said Stout. “The ISMA schedule is grueling for us where we are located, we do plan to run the majority, and really the Sandusky Hy-Miler is in our back yard. The Midwestern Supermodified Series seems to have gotten off the ground pretty good. Their first year (was) last year and a lot of folks including, Lori May over there, are doing a lot of work on the promotion end. I think they will come along ok, we ran a couple last year with the 19 and Trent with them, so I am sure we will this upcoming season as well.

“The team will be deciding on a race schedule for both cars in the coming months based on everyone’s personal preference and series schedules. They will be competing in both the MSS and ISMA series, but neither will be on a full-time basis.”


PREP BASKETBALL: Cavies host, split at eight-game T. Todt Shootout – Alton Telegraph


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Saturday was a big basketball day in Carlinville for eight prep basketball teams, as well as for popular area broadcaster Terry Todt.

Carlinville’s girls and boys basketball teams came up with a split at the T. Todt Shootout Against Cancer at the CHS gym, aka ‘The Big House on West Main Street.”


The event was staged in honor of Terry Todt, a longtime WSMI Radio broadcaster, who has been battling cancer. It was spearheaded in large part by Carlinville athletic director and girls basketball coach Darrin DeNeve. It was also sponsored by Apex Network Physical Therapy.

A shootout featuring area boys and girls teams has been a longtime dream of Todt, who was at the shootout, broadcast some of the games and addressed the crowd.

That crowd saw eight contests, four boys and four girls games, in the day-long extravaganza.


In girls action, shootout scores were Carlinville 45, Auburn 35; Litchfield 51, Pawnee 39; Staunton 59, Nokomis 22 and Hillsboro 76, Gillespie 43. Boys scores were Auburn 44, Carlinville 35; Litchfield 50, Raymond Lincolnwood 36; Metro East Lutheran 44, Hillsboro 37 and Nokomis 48, Staunton 26.

TODT SHOOTOUT

GIRLS

Carlinville 45, Auburn 35 – Carlinville led 30-29 heading into the fourth quarter and outscored Auburn in the fourth 15-6.

The host Cavies ran their record to 6-1. Carlinville was led by Rachel Olroyd’s 13 points.

Staunton 59, Nokomis 22 – Savannah Bruhn dialed in 18 points and Abby Scanzoni added 17 to lead the Bulldogs past Nokomis.

Staunton led 11-8 after a quarter and was ahead 40-14 at halftime.

Hillsboro 76, Gillespie 43 – The Hiltoppers (8-2) got 28 points from Sammi Matoush and rolled to the win over Gillespie. Kylie Meier added 15 points and Jade Scroggins scored 11.

The Miners, who trailed 46-26 at halftime, were led by Sydney Bores 13 points.

BOYS

Auburn 44, Carlinville 35 – Auburn jumped out to a167-3 lead after the first quarter and led 21-8 at halftime before the Cavies got within 31-24 after three quarters.

Carlinville (0-5) was led by Jarret Easterday’s eight points. Justin Tanner led Auburn with 18 points. The host Cavies dropped to 0-5 with the loss. Auburn is 4-1.

MELHS 44, Hillsboro 37 – Metro East Lutheran rallied from an 11-9 deficit after a quarter to lead 19-17 at halftime and went on to the victory.


The Knights were led by DaMonte Bean’s 13 points and AJ Smith’s 10. Jordan Gregg led Hiltoppers with 13 points.

Nokomis 48, Staunton 26 – Nokomis led just 5-4 after one quarter but led 22-11 at halftime and went to win the final game of the shootout. Dylan Hemann’s nine points led the Bulldogs.

OTHER GAMES

GIRLS

CM 54, QND 41 – Civic Memorial led 36-31 heading into the fourth quarter and pulled away in the fourth and remained unbeaten at 10-0. The Eagles led 19-15 at halftime.

CM was led by Anna Hall’s 21 points, while Hannah Strong and Kourtland Tyus each added 11 points.

Jersey 67, Carrollton 48 – At Jerseyville, the host Panthers led 35-24 at halftime and went on to grab the non-conference victory.

Clare Breden led the Panthers (5-4) with 20 points and Bella Metzler added 13. The Hawks were led by Hannah Krumiede’s 20 points and Marley Mullink’s 12.


Golf Podcast Episode 248: Don't Let Negativity Hold You Back – Golficity


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This week we ask, why is it that so many golfers deploy negative thinking when it comes to their golf game? The truth is, there seems to be a culture of negativity in the way that so many of us bemoan our performance on the golf course.

In this episode of The Golf Podcast we talk about how to get your golf game back on track by reinforcing some positive thinking about your golfing accomplishments.

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QBE Shootout: Cunningham, voice of Naples golf, back after tracheotomy, Hall induction – Naples Daily News


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Naples’ Brendan Cunningham was inducted into the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 after 30 years of being an announcer.
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Brendan Cunningham has added scarves to his wardrobe that includes colorful clothing and, if possible, even more colorful socks.

That isn’t by design.

The 73-year-old had an emergency tracheotomy the day before Halloween. The scarves are to hide the opening in his neck.

Cunningham had been referred over to Dr. Daniel Weed, a throat surgeon, on the east coast. Weed told he and his wife Ellie while they were there that he had an opening for an operation that afternoon.

“I was scared to death,” Cunningham said Friday after announcing all 12 teams in the QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

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Like everything else he’s been through, and it’s a lot — leukemia, colon cancer, colorectal cancer and throat cancer, the latter silenced his voice for four months in 2003 — the game of golf has pushed him through.

“I shouldn’t even be here,” Cunningham said this week. “But I’m blessed.”

Cunningham had something to boost his recovery. He found out Oct. 22 that he was being inducted into the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame, and would have to give a speech on Nov. 13.

Cunningham was told his vocal cords had shrunken to 1/62nd of an inch and were paralyzed.

“That’s why I could hardly breathe,” he said. “My voice is actually a lot better than it was.”

Cunningham was born in Ireland, and moved to the U.S. when he was 5. He played football — even semi-professionally with the Roanoke Buckskins in the Atlantic Coast Football League — and was in clandestine services for 18 years. He sold insurance, and was involved with real estate.

Cunningham credits a combination of the late Joe Klimas, a broadcasting legend in Naples who was a tee announcer at area professional golf tournaments, and tour player Hale Irwin with getting him into being a tee announcer.

He’s done it a lot, and at a lot of different places. 

Cunningham is a regular at the QBE Shootout, this week’s PGA Tour event that he’s done every year it’s been in Naples, and the PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic, where he’ll do it for the 29th time in February at Lely Resort.

“His outlook on it is just so correct,” Shootout tournament founder and host Greg Norman said. “He feels like he’s blessed. He’s had chances at a second life. He’s so appreciative. When he got into the Hall of Fame, I think it was a feather in the cap for him.”

Cunningham has announced at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf when it was in St. Augustine and  Savannah, Georgia, Champions Tour events in Boca Raton and Tampa when they were there, and also in North Carolina.

Golf has even given him his wife Ellie — the late legendary golfer and TV analyst Ken Venturi, a longtime Marco Island resident, introduced them.

“I couldn’t have done it without Ellie,” he said. “She’s my rock.”

In December 2016, he was given the South Florida PGA’s Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities in addition to integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf while helping to push forward the mission of the South Florida PGA.

Cunningham has been a missionary for golf beyond just saying people’s names into a microphone.

The First Tee, a national program for youngsters that introduces them to core values to instill qualities that go outside the game itself and has a local chapter, is a treasure for Cunningham, who will leave a legacy contribution to the South Florida PGA Foundation that will go toward junior golf and scholarships.

“I don’t have kids,” he said. “These are my kids.”

“The programs that we administer and the kids that have meant so much to him over the years,” said Geoff Lofstead, executive director of the South Florida PGA Section.

So for all of those reasons, it was no surprise that Cunningham made it to the annual awards and Hall of Fame dinner. Or that he was well enough to give a speech.

“The speech that I made was about what golf’s done for me,” he said. “I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for golf. That is the truth.”

The Section also had a surprise for him. Irwin, tour player and TV analyst Gary Koch, and tour player and TV analyst Peter Jacobsen, a Bonita Springs resident, all gave video tributes.

“There’s nothing phony,” Cunningham said of the well-wishes he’s received from pro golfers through his various health issues. “It’s real. God bless them.”

“We’re honoring Brendan for his service to us, but really also for his service to the game,” Lofstead said.

And what service it’s been.

Cunningham has spoken names from Arnold Palmer — “When Arnold went, things changed,” he said — to Gary Player to Jack Nicklaus and so many other golf legends, going back to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf that was filled with a “walking World Golf Hall of Fame,” as Cunningham put it.

He developed a relationship with Palmer and Player, particularly, and Player once remarked “You’re an inspiration to lunacy,” regarding Cunningham’s health issues — “It was hilarious,” Cunningham said — and called him Mr. Bionic.

And then Cunningham has introduced some of the game’s newer names at tournaments like the Shootout or the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship.

“I’ve had the fortune of introducing more Hall of Fame golfers than any other announcer in the world,” Cunningham said.

And those Hall of Fame golfers have seen a Cunningham’s Hall of Fame sock collection — Friday he had blue socks on with stars on them “It’s Patriot Day,” he said, referring to the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

“I probably have 1,000 pairs of socks, some I haven’t worn yet,” he said.

Now Cunningham has that other clothing item to add to his repertoire.

“I’m the king of the ascots,” he said. “I went from socks to ascots.”

“I love him; I love seeing him,” Norman said. “He’s just a sweetheart of a guy. For every day he has extra on this earth, the earth is better for it because he’s a good person.”

“He’s a dedicated individual with a huge heart and just a great person,” said Graeme McDowell, whose playing in his seventh Shootout this week. 

The players love him, he loves the players, and they both love golf.

“I tell you what, golf has been so good to me,” Cunningham said, choking up. “I can’t believe it.

“Golf has given me more than I could ever give back.”