Brookfield Canada Office Properties (NYSE: BOXC) and Select Income REIT (NASDAQ:SIR) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Brookfield Canada Office Properties has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Select Income REIT has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Select Income REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 7.64% 1.26% 0.65%
Select Income REIT 19.15% 4.36% 1.91%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Select Income REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 0 1 0 0 2.00
Select Income REIT 0 1 1 0 2.50

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Select Income REIT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Canada Office Properties N/A N/A N/A $1.16 N/A
Select Income REIT $462.01 0.00 $116.32 $1.00 N/A

Select Income REIT has higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Canada Office Properties.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.1% of Brookfield Canada Office Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.3% of Select Income REIT shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Select Income REIT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Select Income REIT pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share. Brookfield Canada Office Properties does not pay a dividend. Select Income REIT pays out 204.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Select Income REIT beats Brookfield Canada Office Properties on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Company Profile

Brookfield Canada Office Properties is a Canada-based real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests, develops and operates commercial office properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. The Company’s commercial-property portfolio consists of interests in approximately 25 properties totaling approximately 21.1 million square feet, including approximately 4.0 million square feet of parking and other. The Company’s development portfolio consists of the Brookfield Place Calgary East development site totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet in Calgary. The Company also invests in ongoing maintenance and capital improvement projects. The Company focuses on the markets, which include financial, government and energy sectors, which are primarily located in the cities of Toronto and Calgary. Its properties include 2 Queen Street East, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Exchange Tower, Bankers Hall Retail, Suncor Energy Centre, Jean Edmonds Tower and Royal Centre.

Select Income REIT Company Profile

Select Income REIT is a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership of properties that include buildings and leased industrial lands that are primarily net leased to single tenants. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 121 properties (362 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements) with approximately 44.8 million rentable square feet. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties consisted of 110 office and industrial properties (133 buildings) with approximately 27.0 million square feet located in 34 states throughout the mainland United States (Mainland Properties), and 11 properties (229 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements) located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with approximately 17.8 million rentable square feet that are primarily leased to industrial and commercial tenants (Hawaii Properties). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were leased to 312 different tenants.

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