Paramount Group (NASDAQ: PGRE) and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE:NRE) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Paramount Group and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Group 77.76% 10.10% 6.37%
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. -18.57% 7.73% 2.46%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.0% of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Paramount Group and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp., as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Group 3 0 3 0 2.00
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Paramount Group presently has a consensus target price of $16.10, indicating a potential upside of 0.56%. Given Paramount Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Paramount Group is more favorable than NorthStar Realty Europe Corp..


NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Paramount Group does not pay a dividend. NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. pays out -133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Paramount Group and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Group $708.66 million 5.39 $384.89 million N/A N/A
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. $131.25 million 5.29 $37.01 million ($0.45) -27.91

Paramount Group has higher revenue and earnings than NorthStar Realty Europe Corp..


Paramount Group beats NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paramount Group

Paramount Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning, operating, managing, acquiring and redeveloping Class A office properties in select central business district submarkets of New York City, Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) and San Francisco. The Company conducts its business through, and substantially all its interests in properties and investments are held by, Paramount Group Operating Partnership LP (the Operating Partnership). The Company’s segments include New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 13 Class A office properties aggregating approximately 10.8 million square feet that was 93.3% leased and 90.9% occupied. The Company also has an investment management business, where it serves as the general partner and property manager of certain private equity real estate funds for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.

About NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide its stockholders with stable and recurring cash flow supplemented by capital growth over time. The Company conducts its business through two segments: Real Estate and Corporate. Its European commercial real estate business is primarily focused on office properties. Its portfolio consists of approximately 48 properties and a total of approximately 495,588 square meters of rentable space, located in various European markets, including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels and Madrid. Its overall portfolio is over 87% occupied. In addition, it owns over two hotels, which are leased to third-party operators. It is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NSAM).

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