Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Brandywine Realty Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 400.0% 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, “Office REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 224.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brandywine Realty Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Brandywine Realty Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brandywine Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 115 502 522 3 2.36

Brandywine Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $17.58, indicating a potential upside of 1.40%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.63%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brandywine Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brandywine Realty Trust 6.81% 2.10% 0.96%
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 5.82% 1.48% 0.75%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.0% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.1% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brandywine Realty Trust $512.29 million $227.17 million 108.38
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors $655.81 million $342.10 million 28.55

Brandywine Realty Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Brandywine Realty Trust. Brandywine Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Brandywine Realty Trust beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Brandywine Realty Trust Company Profile

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Philadelphia CBD segment includes properties located in the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. segment includes properties in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. The Austin, Texas segment includes properties in the City of Austin, Texas. The Other segment includes properties in Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, New Castle County in the state of Delaware and the City of Concord in California. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 113 properties that had approximately 17.6 million net rentable square feet.

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