UMH Properties (NYSE: UMH) and Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.0% of UMH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of UMH Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UMH Properties and Campus Crest Communities’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UMH Properties $105.77 million 4.80 $41.90 million ($0.09) -166.43
Campus Crest Communities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

UMH Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Campus Crest Communities.

Dividends

UMH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Campus Crest Communities does not pay a dividend. UMH Properties pays out -799.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. UMH Properties has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares UMH Properties and Campus Crest Communities’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UMH Properties 1.02% 0.76% 0.15%
Campus Crest Communities -31.59% -12.51% -3.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for UMH Properties and Campus Crest Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UMH Properties 0 0 5 0 3.00
Campus Crest Communities 0 0 0 0 N/A

UMH Properties currently has a consensus price target of $18.88, suggesting a potential upside of 26.00%. Given UMH Properties’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe UMH Properties is more favorable than Campus Crest Communities.

Summary

UMH Properties beats Campus Crest Communities on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About UMH Properties

UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities, including leasing manufactured home sites to private manufactured home owners. The Company also leases homes to residents, and through its taxable REIT subsidiary, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. (S&F), conducts manufactured home sales in its communities. As of May 31, 2017, the Company owned 107 manufactured home communities consisting of approximately 19,400 developed sites. The communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. In connection with the operation of its communities, UMH also leases homes to prospective tenants. As of December 31, 2016, UMH owned a total of 4,700 rental homes, representing approximately 26% of its developed sites. These rental homes are owned by the Company and rented to residents.

About Campus Crest Communities

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a United States-based real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in owning and managing a student housing portfolio located close to college campuses. It operates through three segments: Grove and evo operations, Copper Beech operations and property management services. It operates its properties under brands, including The Grove, Copper Beech and evo. It has ownership interests in over 40 student housing Grove properties equipped with approximately 9,100 apartment units and over 24,700 beds. It holds ownership interests in over three evo properties as joint ventures equipped with approximately 1,500 units and over 3,000 beds. It holds interest in over 30 Copper Beech properties equipped with approximately 4,500 units and over 12,200 beds, and ownership interests in over five properties with approximately 1,700 units and over 4,300 beds. It has ownership interests in approximately 80 student housing properties across North America.

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