American Residential Properties (NYSE: ARPI) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare American Residential Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Residential Properties and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
American Residential Properties N/A N/A -11.35
American Residential Properties Competitors $673.41 million $325.74 million 16.36

American Residential Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than American Residential Properties. American Residential Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

American Residential Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. American Residential Properties pays out -28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 150.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for American Residential Properties and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Residential Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Residential Properties Competitors 187 1232 1258 32 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.63%. Given American Residential Properties’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American Residential Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares American Residential Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Residential Properties -38.70% -9.17% -3.64%
American Residential Properties Competitors 20.47% 4.10% 1.59%

Summary

American Residential Properties rivals beat American Residential Properties on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

American Residential Properties Company Profile

American Residential Properties, Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment company, which is organized as a real estate investment trust. The Company acquires, owns, renovates, and manages single-family homes as rental properties. American Residential Properties OP, L.P. acts as its operating partnership. American Residential Leasing Company, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of its operating partnership. The Company owns 8,893 properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas that were 81% leased, and it managed an additional 437 properties for ARP Phoenix Fund I, LP in Arizona and Nevada. In addition to its primary business, the Company has a private mortgage financing business.

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