Ladder Capital (LADR) versus The Competition Financial Review

Ladder Capital (NYSE: LADR) is one of 32 public companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Ladder Capital to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.


Ladder Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.2%. Ladder Capital pays out 103.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 9.8% and pay out 91.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ladder Capital lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ladder Capital 27.38% 9.78% 2.40%
Ladder Capital Competitors 55.57% 9.79% 1.94%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ladder Capital $399.68 million $66.72 million 11.25
Ladder Capital Competitors $371.19 million $190.39 million 1.31

Ladder Capital has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Ladder Capital 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.

Risk & Volatility

Ladder Capital has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ladder Capital’s rivals have a beta of 0.64, indicating that their average stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ladder Capital and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ladder Capital 0 1 4 0 2.80
Ladder Capital Competitors 120 869 897 35 2.44

Ladder Capital currently has a consensus target price of $16.25, indicating a potential upside of 18.44%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 3.39%. Given Ladder Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ladder Capital is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.3% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Ladder Capital beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Ladder Capital

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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