Head-To-Head Survey: UMH Properties (UMH) versus Its Rivals

UMH Properties (NYSE: UMH) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare UMH Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Dividends

UMH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. UMH Properties pays out -799.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 135.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. UMH Properties is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.3% of UMH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of UMH Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares UMH Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UMH Properties 1.02% 0.76% 0.15%
UMH Properties Competitors 25.92% 5.84% 2.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for UMH Properties and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UMH Properties 0 0 5 0 3.00
UMH Properties Competitors 182 1218 1257 31 2.42

UMH Properties currently has a consensus price target of $18.88, suggesting a potential upside of 25.17%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.48%. Given UMH Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe UMH Properties is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

UMH Properties has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMH Properties’ rivals have a beta of 0.55, suggesting that their average stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares UMH Properties and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
UMH Properties $99.21 $11.53 -167.54
UMH Properties Competitors $498.80 million $331.42 million 12.31

UMH Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than UMH Properties. UMH Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

UMH Properties beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

UMH Properties Company Profile

UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities, including leasing manufactured home sites to private manufactured home owners. The Company also leases homes to residents, and through its taxable REIT subsidiary, UMH Sales and Finance, Inc. (S&F), conducts manufactured home sales in its communities. As of May 31, 2017, the Company owned 107 manufactured home communities consisting of approximately 19,400 developed sites. The communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. In connection with the operation of its communities, UMH also leases homes to prospective tenants. As of December 31, 2016, UMH owned a total of 4,700 rental homes, representing approximately 26% of its developed sites. These rental homes are owned by the Company and rented to residents.

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