Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) and Biomed Realty Trust (NYSE:BMR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Seritage Growth Properties and Biomed Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seritage Growth Properties 1 1 0 0 1.50
Biomed Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Biomed Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seritage Growth Properties $248.67 0.00 -$51.55 ($2.37) N/A
Biomed Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Biomed Realty Trust has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Seritage Growth Properties.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.9% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Seritage Growth Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Seritage Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Biomed Realty Trust does not pay a dividend. Seritage Growth Properties pays out -42.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Seritage Growth Properties has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Seritage Growth Properties and Biomed Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seritage Growth Properties -31.23% -5.52% -2.83%
Biomed Realty Trust 18.98% 3.73% 2.07%

Summary

Seritage Growth Properties beats Biomed Realty Trust on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Seritage Growth Properties Company Profile

Seritage Growth Properties (Seritage) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, development, redevelopment, management and leasing of diversified retail real estate throughout the United States. Its assets are held by and its operations are primarily conducted through, directly or indirectly, Seritage Growth Properties, L.P. (Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included approximately 42.2 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), consisting of 235 owned properties totaling over 36.8 million square feet of GLA across 49 states and Puerto Rico, and interests in 31 joint venture properties totaling over 5.4 million square feet of GLA across 17 states. As of December 31, 2016, it included over 3,000 acres of land or approximately 13 acres per site for its owned properties. Its properties are primarily located in areas, including in California, Florida and Texas.

Biomed Realty Trust Company Profile

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the parent company and general partner of BioMed Realty, L.P. The Company owns, acquires, develops, redevelops, leases and manages laboratory and office space for the life science industry. The Company’s tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. The Company’s properties are located in markets, which has centers for scientific research, including Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Seattle, Cambridge (the United Kingdom) and research parks located near or adjacent to universities and their related medical systems. The Company owns interests in properties comprising approximately 17.5 million rentable square feet.

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