Home Properties (HME) vs. Its Rivals Financial Comparison

Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Home Properties to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Home Properties and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Home Properties Competitors 202 1256 1288 34 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.11%. Given Home Properties’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Home Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Properties 18.18% 6.60% 2.87%
Home Properties Competitors 20.52% 4.13% 1.60%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Home Properties and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Home Properties N/A N/A 32.43
Home Properties Competitors $673.89 million $325.00 million 39.27

Home Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Home Properties. Home 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Home Properties rivals beat Home Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Home Properties Company Profile

Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.

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