Financial Contrast: United Dominion Realty Trust (UDR) vs. The Competition
United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE: UDR) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare United Dominion Realty Trust to similar companies based off the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares United Dominion Realty Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|United Dominion Realty Trust||$979.22 million||$616.47 million||35.95|
|United Dominion Realty Trust Competitors||$635.77 million||$353.96 million||0.93|
United Dominion Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. United Dominion Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
97.7% of United Dominion Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of United Dominion Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for United Dominion Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United Dominion Realty Trust||2||9||3||0||2.07|
|United Dominion Realty Trust Competitors||287||1329||1265||36||2.36|
United Dominion Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $38.56, suggesting a potential downside of 2.51%. All “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 0.29%. Given United Dominion Realty Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe United Dominion Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Volatility & Risk
United Dominion Realty Trust has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Dominion Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares United Dominion Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|United Dominion Realty Trust||30.74%||10.40%||3.97%|
|United Dominion Realty Trust Competitors||17.27%||5.14%||1.93%|
United Dominion Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. United Dominion Realty Trust pays out 112.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 119.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. United Dominion Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
United Dominion Realty Trust beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About United Dominion Realty Trust
UDR, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, disposes of and manages multifamily apartment communities generally located in various markets across the United States. The Company’s segments are Same-Store Communities and Non-Mature Communities/Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s consolidated real estate portfolio included 127 communities located in 18 markets, with a total of 39,454 completed apartment homes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also had an ownership interest in 27 communities containing 6,849 apartment homes through unconsolidated joint ventures or partnerships. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were in various locations, such as Orange County, San Francisco and Los Angeles in California; Seattle, Washington; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Orlando and Tampa in Florida; Nashville, Tennessee, and Dallas and Austin in Texas.
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