Colony NorthStar (NYSE:CLNS) and BRT Apartments (NYSE:BRT) Head-To-Head Comparison

Colony NorthStar (NYSE:CLNS) and BRT Apartments (NYSE:BRT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.


This table compares Colony NorthStar and BRT Apartments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A
BRT Apartments -2.84% -1.25% -0.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Colony NorthStar and BRT Apartments, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colony NorthStar 0 0 0 0 N/A
BRT Apartments 0 1 3 0 2.75

BRT Apartments has a consensus price target of $14.75, suggesting a potential downside of 13.69%.


Colony NorthStar pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share. BRT Apartments pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. BRT Apartments pays out 90.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.3% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of BRT Apartments shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.8% of Colony NorthStar shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 38.7% of BRT Apartments shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Colony NorthStar and BRT Apartments’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colony NorthStar N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
BRT Apartments $119.64 million 2.27 $8.07 million $0.97 17.62

BRT Apartments has higher revenue and earnings than Colony NorthStar.


Colony NorthStar beats BRT Apartments on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colony NorthStar Company Profile

Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm. The Company resulted from the January 2017 merger between Colony Capital, Inc., NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. The Company has significant property holdings in the healthcare, industrial and hospitality sectors, other equity and debt investments and an embedded institutional and retail investment management business. The Company currently has assets under management of $43 billion and manages capital on behalf of its stockholders, as well as institutional and retail investors in private funds, non-traded and traded real estate investment trusts and registered investment companies. In addition, the Company owns NorthStar Securities, LLC, a captive broker-dealer platform which raises capital in the retail market. The firm maintains principal offices in Los Angeles and New York, with more than 500 employees in offices located across 18 cities in ten countries. The Company will elect to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to

BRT Apartments Company Profile

BRT is a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops multi-family properties. Interested parties are urged to review the Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 and the supplemental disclosures regarding the quarter on the investor relations section of the Company's website.

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