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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.5% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.3% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brandywine Realty Trust $512.29 million $227.17 million 109.32
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors $681.84 million $356.12 million 30.93

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brandywine Realty Trust 6.81% 2.12% 0.97%
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 3.77% 1.15% 0.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Brandywine Realty Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brandywine Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 116 514 528 3 2.36

Brandywine Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $17.58, suggesting a potential upside of 0.53%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.40%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brandywine Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

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

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 218.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Brandywine Realty Trust beats its competitors on 8 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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