Innovative Industrial (NYSE: IIPR) and Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Dividends

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Innovative Industrial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Brookfield Property Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Innovative Industrial pays out 149.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.4% of Innovative Industrial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of Brookfield Property Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Innovative Industrial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Innovative Industrial and Brookfield Property Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Innovative Industrial $6.42 million 33.06 -$70,000.00 $0.67 49.81
Brookfield Property Partners $5.84 billion 0.84 $136.00 million N/A N/A

Brookfield Property Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Innovative Industrial.

Risk & Volatility

Innovative Industrial has a beta of -0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 170% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Property Partners has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Innovative Industrial and Brookfield Property Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innovative Industrial -1.12% -0.12% -0.10%
Brookfield Property Partners 12.89% 1.85% 0.77%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Innovative Industrial and Brookfield Property Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innovative Industrial 0 0 1 0 3.00
Brookfield Property Partners 0 1 4 0 2.80

Innovative Industrial presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.89%. Brookfield Property Partners has a consensus price target of $24.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.65%. Given Brookfield Property Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brookfield Property Partners is more favorable than Innovative Industrial.

Summary

Brookfield Property Partners beats Innovative Industrial on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Innovative Industrial Company Profile

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is a self-advised Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties leased to experienced, state-licensed operators for their regulated medical-use cannabis facilities. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. Additional information is available at www.innovativeindustrialproperties.com.

Brookfield Property Partners Company Profile

Brookfield Property Partners is one of the world's largest commercial real estate companies, with approximately $68 billion in total assets. We are leading owners, operators and investors in commercial real estate, with a diversified portfolio of premier office and retail assets, as well as interests in multifamily, triple net lease, industrial, hospitality, self-storage, student housing and manufactured housing assets. Brookfield Property Partners is listed on the Nasdaq stock market and the Toronto stock exchange. Further information is available at bpy.brookfield.com. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Brookfield Property Partners is the flagship listed real estate company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $265 billion in assets under management.

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