Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE) and TIER REIT (OTCMKTS:TIER) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.


Paramount Group pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. TIER REIT does not pay a dividend. Paramount Group pays out 92.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares Paramount Group and TIER REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Group 13.88% 1.99% 1.12%
TIER REIT -4.62% 2.28% -0.64%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Paramount Group and TIER REIT, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Group 2 1 1 0 1.75
TIER REIT 0 0 2 0 3.00

Paramount Group presently has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.88%. TIER REIT has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.99%. Given TIER REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TIER REIT is more favorable than Paramount Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.6% of Paramount Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Paramount Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Paramount Group and TIER REIT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Group $708.66 million 5.38 $384.89 million $0.41 38.93
TIER REIT $220.99 million 4.00 $99.25 million N/A N/A

Paramount Group has higher revenue and earnings than TIER REIT.


Paramount Group beats TIER REIT on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Paramount Group Company Profile

Paramount Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning, operating, managing, acquiring and redeveloping Class A office properties in select central business district submarkets of New York City, Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.) and San Francisco. The Company conducts its business through, and substantially all its interests in properties and investments are held by, Paramount Group Operating Partnership LP (the Operating Partnership). The Company’s segments include New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 13 Class A office properties aggregating approximately 10.8 million square feet that was 93.3% leased and 90.9% occupied. The Company also has an investment management business, where it serves as the general partner and property manager of certain private equity real estate funds for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.

TIER REIT Company Profile

TIER REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of owning, acquiring, developing, operating, investing in, and disposing of real estate assets. The Company’s business is conducted through Tier Operating Partnership LP (Tier OP). As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 29 operating office properties, one non-operating property and one development property located in 13 markets throughout the United States. It owns properties located in metropolitan cities and suburban markets in the United States. The Company’s office properties include The Terrace Office Park, Domain 3, Domain 4, 5950 Sherry Lane, Burnett Plaza, Loop Central, One BriarLake Plaza, Three Eldridge Place, Eisenhower I, Forum Office Park, 500 E. Pratt, Woodcrest Corporate Center and 111 Woodcrest. The Company’s properties are located in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta and Denver.

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