Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) and California First Leasing (OTCMKTS:CFNB) Financial Investigation

Textainer group (NYSE: TGHGet a rating) and California First Leasing (OTCMKTS: CFNBGet a rating) are both transport companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings from Textainer Group and California First Leasing, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Textainer Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
California First Leasing 0 0 0 0 N / A

Textainer Group currently has a consensus price target of $55.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.99%. Given Textainer Group’s likely higher upside, research analysts clearly believe Textainer Group is more favorable than California First Leasing.

Institutional and insider ownership

60.1% of Textainer Group shares are held by institutional investors. 78.5% of California First Leasing’s stock is held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Textainer Group has a beta of 1.35, suggesting its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, California First Leasing has a beta of 0.36, suggesting its stock price is 64 % less volatile than the S&P 500.


Textainer Group pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. California First Leasing pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Textainer Group distributes 17.2% of its profits as a dividend. Textainer Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Textainer Group and California First Leasing.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Textainer Group 38.00% 20.59% 4.15%
California First Leasing N / A 13.23% 12.48%

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Textainer Group and California First Leasing.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Textainer Group $750.73 million 2.16 $284.29 million $5.83 5.62
California First Leasing $51.10 million N / A $36.23 million N / A N / A

Textainer Group has higher revenues and profits than California First Leasing.


Textainer Group beats California First Leasing on 9 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Textainer Group

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Textainer Group Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, buys, owns, manages, leases and disposes of a fleet of intermodal containers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Container Ownership, Container Management and Container Resale. The Company’s containers include standard and specialty dry cargo and reefer containers, as well as other special purpose containers, including tanks, 45ft containers, pallets and other types of containers. It also provides container management, acquisition and disposal services to affiliated and unaffiliated container investors. In addition, the Company is involved in the sale of containers from its fleet, as well as the purchase, lease or resale of containers from customers of shipping companies, container traders and other container sellers. It operates a fleet of approximately 2.7 million containers representing 4.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units. The company primarily serves shipping companies, as well as freight forwarding companies and the US military. Textainer Group Holdings Limited was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About California First Leasing

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California First Leasing Corporation provides loans and lease financing to universities, businesses, and other commercial or nonprofit organizations. The company was formerly known as California First National Bancorp and changed its name to California First Leasing Corporation in February 2021. California First Leasing Corporation was founded in 1977 and is based in Newport Beach, California.

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