Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) vs. The Competition Head to Head Survey

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Brandywine Realty Trust to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Office REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 178.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.5% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.3% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brandywine Realty Trust 6.81% 2.12% 0.97%
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 5.09% 1.25% 0.61%

Risk & Volatility

Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brandywine Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Brandywine Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brandywine Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 116 517 528 3 2.36

Brandywine Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $17.58, indicating a potential upside of 0.48%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.75%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brandywine Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Brandywine Realty Trust $525.46 million $40.19 million 109.38
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors $783.06 million $146.68 million -0.13

Brandywine Realty Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Brandywine Realty Trust. Brandywine Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Brandywine Realty Trust beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Philadelphia CBD segment includes properties located in the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. segment includes properties in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. The Austin, Texas segment includes properties in the City of Austin, Texas. The Other segment includes properties in Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, New Castle County in the state of Delaware and the City of Concord in California. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 113 properties that had approximately 17.6 million net rentable square feet.

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