Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Home Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Home Properties and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Home Properties Competitors||$673.89 million||$325.00 million||135.19|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Home Properties and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Home Properties Competitors||191||1243||1278||34||2.42|
As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 3.47%. Given Home Properties’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Home Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Home Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Home Properties Competitors||20.52%||4.13%||1.60%|
Home Properties rivals beat Home Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared.
About Home Properties
Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.
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