BRT Realty Trust (NYSE: BRT) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare BRT Realty Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.
BRT Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. BRT Realty Trust pays out 90.0% 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, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 150.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. BRT Realty Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares BRT Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BRT Realty Trust||10.81%||5.07%||1.24%|
|BRT Realty Trust Competitors||20.43%||4.09%||1.62%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
22.3% of BRT Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.7% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.9% of BRT Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BRT Realty Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BRT Realty Trust||$94.26 million||$31.28 million||12.59|
|BRT Realty Trust Competitors||$721.30 million||$355.95 million||0.78|
BRT Realty Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BRT Realty Trust. BRT Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
BRT Realty Trust has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BRT Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.51, indicating that their average stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for BRT Realty Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BRT Realty Trust||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|BRT Realty Trust Competitors||186||1217||1245||32||2.42|
BRT Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $11.13, suggesting a potential upside of 10.48%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 22.94%. Given BRT Realty Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BRT Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
BRT Realty Trust competitors beat BRT Realty Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About BRT Realty Trust
BRT Apartments Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust is focused on the ownership, operation and development of multi-family properties. These activities are primarily conducted through joint ventures in which the Trust has an equity interest in the entity owning the property. The Trust’s segments include Multi-Family Real Estate and Other Assets. The Multi-Family Real Estate segment includes the ownership, operation and development of multi-family properties. The Other Assets segment includes the ownership and operation of the Trust’s other real estate assets and a real estate loan. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust owned 30 multi-family properties with 8,624 units located in 11 states (including 271 units at a property in the lease up stage), and interests in two unconsolidated joint ventures. The Trust also owns and operates various other real estate assets.
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