RMR Group (RMR) vs. Its Rivals Financial Analysis

RMR Group (NASDAQ: RMR) is one of 60 public companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare RMR Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.5% of RMR Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 55.3% of RMR Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

RMR Group pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. RMR Group pays out 38.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 40.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares RMR Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RMR Group 15.56% 11.27% 8.33%
RMR Group Competitors -6.44% -3.39% 1.09%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RMR Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
RMR Group $271.73 million $42.29 million 23.14
RMR Group Competitors $419.19 million $31.78 million 780.67

RMR Group’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than RMR Group. RMR Group 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for RMR Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RMR Group 0 3 2 0 2.40
RMR Group Competitors 153 294 588 9 2.43

RMR Group currently has a consensus price target of $58.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.68%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 36.90%. Given RMR Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RMR Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

RMR Group has a beta of -0.71, meaning that its share price is 171% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RMR Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.56, meaning that their average share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

RMR Group rivals beat RMR Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

RMR Group Company Profile

The RMR Group Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s business is primarily conducted by its subsidiary, The RMR Group LLC (RMR LLC). The Company’s segments include RMR LLC and All Other Operations. RMR LLC manages a portfolio of publicly owned real estate and real estate related businesses. RMR LLC manages Government Properties Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns properties that are leased to government tenants; Hospitality Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns hotels and travel centers; Select Income REIT, an REIT that primarily owns properties leased to single tenants across the United States and leased lands in Hawaii, and Senior Housing Properties Trust, an REIT that primarily owns senior living communities and medical office buildings. As of June 30, 2016, RMR LLC managed over 1,300 properties, which were located in 48 states, Washington, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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