Apartment Investment and Management (AIV) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey

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

Dividends

Apartment Investment and Management pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Apartment Investment and Management pays out 464.5% 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, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 133.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Apartment Investment and Management has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Apartment Investment and Management lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Apartment Investment and Management has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apartment Investment and Management’s rivals have a beta of 0.53, indicating that their average stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Apartment Investment and Management and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apartment Investment and Management 21.36% 13.81% 3.45%
Apartment Investment and Management Competitors 23.26% 5.41% 2.04%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Apartment Investment and Management and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Apartment Investment and Management $995.85 million $430.41 million 142.65
Apartment Investment and Management Competitors $721.30 million $355.95 million 72.01

Apartment Investment and Management has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Apartment Investment and Management is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Apartment Investment and Management and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apartment Investment and Management 2 4 2 0 2.00
Apartment Investment and Management Competitors 182 1220 1260 31 2.42

Apartment Investment and Management currently has a consensus price target of $46.38, suggesting a potential upside of 4.87%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 23.12%. Given Apartment Investment and Management’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Apartment Investment and Management has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.4% of Apartment Investment and Management shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Apartment Investment and Management shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Apartment Investment and Management rivals beat Apartment Investment and Management on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Apartment Investment and Management Company Profile

Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). Aimco, through its subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc. and AIMCO-LP Trust, holds the ownership interests in the Aimco Operating Partnership. It operates through two segments: conventional real estate and affordable real estate. As of December 31, 2016, its real estate portfolio consisted of 189 apartment communities with 46,311 apartment homes. Aimco Operating Partnership conducts the Company’s business, which is focused on the ownership, management, redevelopment and limited development of apartment communities located in the coastal and job growth markets of the United States. Its Conventional segment consists of apartment communities it classifies as Conventional Same Store and Conventional Non-Same Store. Its affordable portfolio consists primarily of apartment communities that it manages that are owned through low-income housing tax credit partnerships.

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