Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (NYSE: HASI) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.1% of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.1% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital 29.99% 8.57% 2.66%
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Competitors 43.05% 3.51% 3.08%

Volatility & Risk

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital pays out 244.4% 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, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 204.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital 0 1 6 0 2.86
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Competitors 749 2735 2253 31 2.27

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital currently has a consensus target price of $25.33, indicating a potential upside of 4.90%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.73%. Given Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital $38.87 million N/A 44.72
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Competitors $482.34 million $305.34 million 31.73

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure, including energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Company focuses on providing preferred or senior level capital to sponsors and obligors for assets that generate long-term, recurring and predictable cash flows. The Company focuses its investment activities primarily on Energy Efficiency Projects, which include projects typically undertaken by energy service companies, which reduce a building’s or facility’s energy usage or cost by installing various building components, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, lighting, energy controls, roofs, windows, building shells, and/or combined heat and power systems, and Renewable Energy Projects, which include projects that deploy cleaner energy sources, such as solar and wind to generate power production. It may also invest in other projects, such as water or communications infrastructure.

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