Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) is one of 44 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Camden Property Trust to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Camden Property Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camden Property Trust 46.10% 13.17% 6.81%
Camden Property Trust Competitors 18.54% 5.04% 1.96%

Risk & Volatility

Camden Property Trust has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camden Property Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.6% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Camden Property 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Camden Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Camden Property Trust pays out 67.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 119.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Camden Property Trust has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Camden Property Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Camden Property Trust $897.76 million $506.29 million 21.06
Camden Property Trust Competitors $635.77 million $353.96 million 0.65

Camden Property Trust has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Camden Property Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Camden Property Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camden Property Trust 0 5 9 0 2.64
Camden Property Trust Competitors 171 1113 1162 30 2.42

Camden Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $92.64, indicating a potential downside of 1.60%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.12%. Given Camden Property Trust’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Camden Property Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Camden Property Trust beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Camden Property Trust

Camden Property Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition and construction of multifamily apartment communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in, operated, or were developing 159 multifamily properties, which consisted of 55,366 apartment homes across the United States. The Company also owns land holdings, which it may develop into multifamily communities. The Company’s properties consist of mid-rise buildings or two and three story buildings in a landscaped setting and provide residents with a range of amenities common to multifamily rental properties. The 152 operating properties in which the Company owned interests and operated, as of December 31, 2016, averaged 953 square feet of living area per apartment home. As of December 31, 2016, 137 of its operating properties had over 200 apartment homes.

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