Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) and Rouse Properties (NYSE:RSE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and Rouse Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acadia Realty Trust 23.63% 2.50% 1.37%
Rouse Properties -12.34% -9.28% -1.58%

Risk & Volatility

Acadia Realty Trust has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rouse Properties has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Acadia Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Rouse Properties does not pay a dividend. Acadia Realty Trust pays out 162.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Acadia Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Rouse Properties has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Acadia Realty Trust and Rouse Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acadia Realty Trust 0 1 3 0 2.75
Rouse Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Acadia Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.24%.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and Rouse Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Acadia Realty Trust $189.94 12.80 $72.77 $0.64 45.42
Rouse Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Acadia Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Rouse Properties.

Summary

Acadia Realty Trust beats Rouse Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Acadia Realty Trust Company Profile

Acadia Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the ownership, acquisition, development and management of retail properties located in the United States. It operates through three segments: Core Portfolio, Funds and Structured Financing. Core Portfolio and Fund properties primarily consist of street and urban retail, and dense suburban shopping centers. Funds holds primarily retail real estate in which it co-invests with institutional investors. Structured Financing consists of earnings and expenses related to notes and mortgages receivable, which are held within the Core Portfolio or the Funds. As of December 31, 2016, it had ownership interests in 182 properties within its core portfolio. In the Core Portfolio segment, the Company owned an interest in a 311,000 square foot shopping center, a 28,000 square foot retail and an interest in an 87,000 square foot retail property, among others, as of December 31, 2016.

Rouse Properties Company Profile

Rouse Properties, Inc. is a United States-based real estate investment company. The Company owns and manages regional malls in protected markets or submarkets in the United States. The Company operates through the retail segment, which includes the operation, development and management of regional malls. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 40 malls and retail centers in over 20 states totaling approximately 24.9 million square feet of retail space. The Company’s properties include Animas Valley Mall; Bayshore Mall; Birchwood Mall; Cache Valley Mall; Chesterfield Towne Center; Chula Vista Center; Colony Square Mall; Fig Garden Village; Grand Traverse Mall; Greenville Mall; Lakeland Square; Lansing Mall; Mall St. Vincent; NewPark Mall; North Plains Mall; Pierre Bossier Mall; Sikes Senter; Silver Lake Mall; Southland Center; Southland Mall; Spring Hill Mall; Valley Hills Mall; Vista Ridge Mall; Washington Park Mall; West Valley Mall; Westwood Mall, and White Mountain Mall.

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