Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI) and Equity One (NYSE:EQY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.3% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of Equity One shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.9% of Equity One shares are held by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Douglas Emmett and Equity One, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Douglas Emmett 2 7 1 0 1.90
Equity One 0 1 0 0 2.00

Douglas Emmett currently has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of Infinity.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Douglas Emmett and Equity One’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Douglas Emmett $742.55 million 0.00 $85.39 million $0.59 N/A
Equity One N/A N/A N/A $0.49 N/A

Douglas Emmett has higher revenue and earnings than Equity One.

Profitability

This table compares Douglas Emmett and Equity One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Douglas Emmett 12.00% 2.95% 1.18%
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%

Risk and Volatility

Douglas Emmett has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equity One has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Douglas Emmett pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share. Equity One does not pay a dividend. Douglas Emmett pays out 155.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equity One has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Equity One beats Douglas Emmett on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Douglas Emmett Company Profile

Douglas Emmett, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is owner and operator of office and multifamily properties located in submarkets in Los Angeles and Honolulu. The Company operates through two segments: the acquisition, development, ownership and management of office real estate (Office Segment), and the acquisition, development, ownership and management of multifamily real estate (Multifamily Segment). The services for its Office segment include primarily rental of office space and other tenant services, including parking and storage space rental. The services for its Multifamily segment include primarily rental of apartments and other tenant services, including parking and storage space rental. It focuses on owning, acquiring developing and managing a substantial share of office properties and multifamily communities in neighborhoods.

Equity One Company Profile

Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.

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