Colony Starwood Homes (SFR) and Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG) Critical Survey

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR) and Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitabiliy, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Colony Starwood Homes and Campus Crest Communities’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Colony Starwood Homes -5.65% -0.86% -0.35%
Campus Crest Communities -31.59% -12.51% -3.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Colony Starwood Homes and Campus Crest Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Colony Starwood Homes 0 5 7 0 2.58
Campus Crest Communities 0 0 0 0 N/A

Colony Starwood Homes presently has a consensus target price of $36.58, suggesting a potential upside of 3.49%. Given Colony Starwood Homes’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Colony Starwood Homes is more favorable than Campus Crest Communities.

Dividends

Colony Starwood Homes pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Campus Crest Communities does not pay a dividend. Colony Starwood Homes pays out -266.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Colony Starwood Homes has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.3% of Colony Starwood Homes shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Colony Starwood Homes shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Colony Starwood Homes and Campus Crest Communities’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Colony Starwood Homes $589.18 million 6.09 $305.22 million ($0.33) -107.12
Campus Crest Communities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Colony Starwood Homes has higher revenue and earnings than Campus Crest Communities.

Summary

Colony Starwood Homes beats Campus Crest Communities on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Colony Starwood Homes Company Profile

Starwood Waypoint Homes, formerly Colony Starwood Homes, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company was formed primarily to acquire, renovate, lease and manage residential assets in select markets across the United States. It is focused on acquiring single-family rental (SFR) homes through a variety of channels, renovating these homes to the extent necessary and leasing them to qualified residents. The Company operates through two segments, which are represented by its portfolio of SFR homes and its portfolio of NPLs owned in the joint venture with Prime Asset Fund VI, LLC (Prime). The Company identifies and pursues individual home acquisition opportunities through various sources, including multiple listing services (MLS) listings, foreclosure auctions and short sales. As of December 31, 2016, its SFR portfolio consisted of 31,684 owned homes, including 31,065 rental homes and 619 homes that it does not intend to hold for the long term.

Campus Crest Communities Company Profile

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a United States-based real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in owning and managing a student housing portfolio located close to college campuses. It operates through three segments: Grove and evo operations, Copper Beech operations and property management services. It operates its properties under brands, including The Grove, Copper Beech and evo. It has ownership interests in over 40 student housing Grove properties equipped with approximately 9,100 apartment units and over 24,700 beds. It holds ownership interests in over three evo properties as joint ventures equipped with approximately 1,500 units and over 3,000 beds. It holds interest in over 30 Copper Beech properties equipped with approximately 4,500 units and over 12,200 beds, and ownership interests in over five properties with approximately 1,700 units and over 4,300 beds. It has ownership interests in approximately 80 student housing properties across North America.

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