Ladder Capital Corp (NASDAQ: LADR) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ladder Capital Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ladder Capital Corp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Ladder Capital Corp N/A N/A 15.75
Ladder Capital Corp Competitors $383.25 million $201.70 million 0.70

Ladder Capital Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Ladder Capital Corp. Ladder Capital Corp 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.

Volatility & Risk

Ladder Capital Corp has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ladder Capital Corp’s rivals have a beta of 0.65, indicating that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Ladder Capital Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ladder Capital Corp 0 1 4 0 2.80
Ladder Capital Corp Competitors 116 844 840 33 2.43

Ladder Capital Corp currently has a consensus target price of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 18.61%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.01%. Given Ladder Capital Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ladder Capital Corp is more favorable than its rivals.


This table compares Ladder Capital Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ladder Capital Corp 15.32% 3.93% 0.89%
Ladder Capital Corp Competitors 48.53% 9.82% 2.54%


Ladder Capital Corp rivals beat Ladder Capital Corp on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Ladder Capital Corp

Ladder Capital Corp is a commercial real estate finance company. The Company’s segments include loans, securities, real estate and corporate/other. The loans segment includes mortgage loan receivables held for investment (balance sheet loans) and mortgage loan receivables held for sale (conduit loans). The securities segment consists of all of its activities related to commercial real estate securities, which include investments in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and United States Agency Securities. The real estate segment includes net leased properties, office buildings, a warehouse and condominium units. The Corporate/other segment includes the Company’s investments in joint ventures, other asset management activities and operating expenses. The Company invests primarily in loans, securities and other interests in the United States commercial real estate, with a focus on senior secured assets.

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