KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NASDAQ: KREF) is one of 35 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare KKR Real Estate Finance Trust to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust 64.81% 6.60% 0.87%
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors 48.53% 9.82% 2.54%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust 0 3 0 0 2.00
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors 116 844 840 33 2.43

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust currently has a consensus price target of $22.75, suggesting a potential upside of 11.74%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.28%. Given KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe KKR Real Estate Finance Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.0% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust N/A N/A 22.37
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors $383.25 million $201.70 million 0.68

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than KKR Real Estate Finance Trust. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust rivals beat KKR Real Estate Finance Trust on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About KKR Real Estate Finance Trust

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior mortgage loans secured by commercial real estate assets (CRE). KKR manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, credit and hedge funds. The Company’s investment strategy is to originate or acquire senior mortgage loans collateralized by institutional-quality CRE assets. Its target assets also include mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt-oriented instruments. The Company’s investment objective is capital preservation and generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders over the long term, primarily through dividends.

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