Comparing Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) and NRF Holdco (NRF)

Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBA) and NRF Holdco (NYSE:NRF) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and NRF Holdco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Urstadt Biddle Properties 42.95% 13.19% 5.38%
NRF Holdco -16.61% -17.86% -2.44%

Volatility and Risk

Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NRF Holdco has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.1% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of NRF Holdco shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of NRF Holdco shares 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and NRF Holdco’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Urstadt Biddle Properties $123.56 million 6.19 $52.93 million $0.88 22.49
NRF Holdco N/A N/A N/A ($1.80) -8.96

Urstadt Biddle Properties has higher revenue and earnings than NRF Holdco. NRF Holdco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Urstadt Biddle Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Urstadt Biddle Properties and NRF Holdco, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Urstadt Biddle Properties 0 3 0 0 2.00
NRF Holdco 0 0 0 0 N/A

Urstadt Biddle Properties presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.11%. Given Urstadt Biddle Properties’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Urstadt Biddle Properties is more favorable than NRF Holdco.

Dividends

Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. NRF Holdco pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. Urstadt Biddle Properties pays out 122.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. NRF Holdco pays out -88.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NRF Holdco has increased its dividend for 18 consecutive years. NRF Holdco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Urstadt Biddle Properties beats NRF Holdco on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Urstadt Biddle Properties

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial real estate. The Company owns Ridgeway Shopping Center (Ridgeway) property, which is located in Stamford, Connecticut. Its segments include Ridgeway and All Other Operating Segments. Its primary business is the ownership of real estate investments with primary emphasis on properties in the metropolitan New York tri-state area outside of the City of New York. As of October 31, 2016, the Company’s properties consisted principally of neighborhood and community shopping centers and seven office buildings. As of March 30, 2017, the Company owned or had equity interests in 80 properties, including neighborhood and community shopping centers, office buildings, single tenant retail or restaurant properties and office/retail mixed-use properties located in four states throughout the United States.

About NRF Holdco

NRF Holdco LLC. is a commercial real estate company. The Company invests in multiple asset classes across commercial real estate (CRE). Its portfolio consists of healthcare, hotel, manufactured housing communities, net lease and multifamily properties. The Company also invests in other opportunistic real estate investments, such as indirect interests in real estate through its investments in private equity funds (PE Investments). The Company also acquires and operates hotel and certain healthcare properties. The Company’s segments include Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Debt (CRE debt), Commercial Real Estate Securities, N-Star CDOs and Corporate. Its real estate equity investments that operate under the REIT Investment Diversification and Empowerment Act (RIDEA) structure generate resident and hotel guest related income from short-term residential agreements. The Company is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc.

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