Camden Property Trust (CPT) versus Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (ARI) Head to Head Comparison

Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.2% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.7% of Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Camden Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. Camden Property Trust pays out 67.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance pays out 110.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Camden Property Trust has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Camden Property Trust and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camden Property Trust 0 6 10 1 2.71
Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance 0 3 1 0 2.25

Camden Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $99.67, suggesting a potential downside of 2.30%. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.96%. Given Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance is more favorable than Camden Property Trust.

Risk and Volatility

Camden Property Trust has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Camden Property Trust and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camden Property Trust $954.51 million 10.33 $156.12 million $4.77 21.39
Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance $289.29 million 9.91 $219.98 million $1.67 11.19

Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Camden Property Trust. Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Camden Property Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Camden Property Trust and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camden Property Trust 15.98% 4.45% 2.50%
Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance 77.15% 10.47% 5.09%

Summary

Camden Property Trust beats Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Camden Property Trust

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 161 properties containing 55,160 apartment homes across the United States. Upon completion of 6 properties currently under development, the Company's portfolio will increase to 56,858 apartment homes in 167 properties. Camden was recently named by FORTUNE® Magazine for the eleventh consecutive year as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, ranking #24.

About Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily originates, acquires, invests in, and manages commercial first mortgage loans, subordinate financings, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States. The company is qualified as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

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