Head-To-Head Comparison: Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (KW) versus Its Rivals
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE: KW) is one of 25 public companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kennedy-Wilson Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors||123||408||650||18||2.47|
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $29.67, suggesting a potential upside of 56.35%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.74%. Given Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kennedy-Wilson Holdings is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kennedy-Wilson Holdings||$725.90 million||$234.50 million||105.42|
|Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors||$1.67 billion||$167.88 million||35.68|
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Kennedy-Wilson Holdings. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.4% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors||3.03%||14.05%||2.86%|
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays out 377.8% 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, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
About Kennedy-Wilson Holdings
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. is a real estate investment company. The Company owns, operates, and invests in real estate both on its own and through its investment management platform. The Company focuses on multifamily and commercial properties located in the Western United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Japan. The Company’s segments include KW Investments, and KW Investment Management and Real Estate Services (IMRES). KW Investments invests in multifamily, residential and commercial properties, as well as loans secured by real estate. IMRES provides real estate-related services to investors and lenders, with a focus on financial institution-based clients. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had an ownership interest in approximately 39 million square feet of property globally, including 25,943 multifamily rental units.
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