Gecina (OTCMKTS:GECFF) and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
Gecina has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Gecina and Brandywine Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Brandywine Realty Trust||$544.34 million||4.85||$136.32 million||$1.37||10.95|
Brandywine Realty Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gecina.
Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Gecina does not pay a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 55.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gecina and Brandywine Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Brandywine Realty Trust||0||3||1||0||2.25|
Brandywine Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $16.38, indicating a potential upside of 9.24%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Brandywine Realty Trust is more favorable than Gecina.
This table compares Gecina and Brandywine Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Brandywine Realty Trust||17.40%||5.30%||2.38%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.3% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Brandywine Realty Trust beats Gecina on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gecina Company Profile
Gecina owns, manages and develops property holdings worth 19.8 billion euros at end-June 2018, with nearly 93% located in the Paris Region. The Group is building its business around France's leading office portfolio and a diversification division with residential assets and student residences. Gecina has put sustainable innovation at the heart of its strategy to create value, anticipate its customers' expectations and invest while respecting the environment, thanks to the dedication and expertise of its staff. Gecina is a French real estate investment trust (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris, and is part of the SBF 120, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good, DJSI Europe and World, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders and Vigeo indices. In line with its commitments to the community, Gecina has created a company foundation, which is focused on protecting the environment and supporting all forms of disability.
Brandywine Realty Trust Company Profile
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 181 properties and 24.8 million square feet as of December 31, 2018, which excludes assets held for sale. Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together.
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