Reviewing Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) & Its Peers

Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY) is one of 64 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Brookfield Property Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Property Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Property Partners 11.89% 1.66% 0.70%
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors -10.47% -1.47% 1.31%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brookfield Property Partners and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Property Partners $5.19 billion $660.00 million 92.39
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors $438.91 million $33.86 million 1,108.43

Brookfield Property Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Brookfield Property Partners 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Brookfield Property Partners and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Property Partners 0 2 2 0 2.50
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors 155 368 734 9 2.47

Brookfield Property Partners currently has a consensus target price of $25.17, suggesting a potential upside of 18.43%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 13.23%. Given Brookfield Property Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Brookfield Property Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Brookfield Property Partners has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Property Partners’ rivals have a beta of 0.87, meaning that their average share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brookfield Property Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Brookfield Property Partners pays out 513.0% 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, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 29.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.7% of Brookfield Property Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Brookfield Property Partners beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Brookfield Property Partners

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is a diversified global real estate company. The Company owns, operates and develops a portfolio of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, triple net lease, self-storage and student housing assets. Its partnership is Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s public commercial property entity and the primary vehicle through which it invests in real estate on a global basis. It operates through four segments: Core Office, Core Retail, Opportunistic and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Office segment consisted of interests in 142 office properties totaling 99 million square feet. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Retail segment consisted of interests in 127 regional malls and urban retail properties. As of December 31, 2016, its Opportunistic segment consisted of 107 office properties comprising approximately 29 million square feet of office space in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Asia.

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