Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE:UBP) and Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Douglas Emmett pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Douglas Emmett pays out 51.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Urstadt Biddle Properties has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Douglas Emmett has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Douglas Emmett has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
1.9% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.2% of Douglas Emmett shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.3% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of Douglas Emmett shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Douglas Emmett’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||25.80%||8.96%||3.42%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Urstadt Biddle Properties and Douglas Emmett, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Douglas Emmett has a consensus price target of $41.00, suggesting a potential downside of 0.73%. Given Douglas Emmett’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Douglas Emmett is more favorable than Urstadt Biddle Properties.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Douglas Emmett’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||$135.35 million||5.02||$37.46 million||N/A||N/A|
|Douglas Emmett||$881.32 million||7.98||$116.08 million||$2.02||20.45|
Douglas Emmett has higher revenue and earnings than Urstadt Biddle Properties.
Douglas Emmett beats Urstadt Biddle Properties on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Urstadt Biddle Properties
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 85 properties containing approximately 5.3 million square feet of space. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970, it provides investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties. It has paid 196 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception and has raised total dividends to its shareholders for the last 25 consecutive years.
About Douglas Emmett
Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), and one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality office and multifamily properties located in the premier coastal submarkets of Los Angeles and Honolulu. Douglas Emmett focuses on owning and acquiring a substantial share of top-tier office properties and premier multifamily communities in neighborhoods that possess significant supply constraints, high-end executive housing and key lifestyle amenities.
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