Financial Comparison: BRT Apartments (BRT) and Sun Communities (SUI)
BRT Apartments (NYSE: BRT) and Sun Communities (NYSE:SUI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares BRT Apartments and Sun Communities’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
BRT Apartments has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sun Communities has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500.
BRT Apartments pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Sun Communities pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. BRT Apartments pays out 240.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Sun Communities pays out 315.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. BRT Apartments is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for BRT Apartments and Sun Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BRT Apartments currently has a consensus price target of $12.08, indicating a potential upside of 16.97%. Sun Communities has a consensus price target of $93.40, indicating a potential upside of 7.44%. Given BRT Apartments’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe BRT Apartments is more favorable than Sun Communities.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
20.9% of BRT Apartments shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.0% of Sun Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 42.9% of BRT Apartments shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.2% of Sun Communities 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 BRT Apartments and Sun Communities’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BRT Apartments||$105.77 million||1.38||$13.60 million||$0.30||34.43|
|Sun Communities||$982.57 million||7.05||$81.81 million||$0.85||102.27|
Sun Communities has higher revenue and earnings than BRT Apartments. BRT Apartments is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sun Communities, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Sun Communities beats BRT Apartments on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
BRT Apartments Company Profile
BRT Apartments Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust is focused on the ownership, operation and development of multi-family properties. These activities are primarily conducted through joint ventures in which the Trust has an equity interest in the entity owning the property. The Trust’s segments include Multi-Family Real Estate and Other Assets. The Multi-Family Real Estate segment includes the ownership, operation and development of multi-family properties. The Other Assets segment includes the ownership and operation of the Trust’s other real estate assets and a real estate loan. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust owned 30 multi-family properties with 8,624 units located in 11 states (including 271 units at a property in the lease up stage), and interests in two unconsolidated joint ventures. The Trust also owns and operates various other real estate assets.
Sun Communities Company Profile
Sun Communities, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, which, together with its affiliates and predecessors, has been in the business of acquiring, operating, developing, and expanding manufactured housing (MH) and recreational vehicle (RV). As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated or had an interest in a portfolio of properties located throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada, including 226 MH communities, 87 RV communities, and 28 properties containing both MH and RV sites. The Company operates through two segments: Real Property Operations and Home Sales and Rentals. The Real Property Operations segment owns, operates, or has an interest in a portfolio, and develops MH communities and RV communities throughout the United States and is in the business of acquiring, operating, and expanding MH and RV communities.
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