Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) and Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE:SBY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Camden Property Trust and Silver Bay Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Camden Property Trust||$900.90 million||8.98||$196.42 million||$2.10||39.70|
|Silver Bay Realty Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.07)||-307.00|
Camden Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Silver Bay Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Camden Property Trust pays out 142.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Silver Bay Realty Trust pays out -742.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Camden Property Trust has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years and Silver Bay Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Camden Property Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This table compares Camden Property Trust and Silver Bay Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Camden Property Trust||21.80%||6.01%||3.26%|
|Silver Bay Realty Trust||-5.71%||-1.42%||-0.61%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
93.0% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.6% of Silver Bay Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Silver Bay Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Camden Property Trust and Silver Bay Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Camden Property Trust||0||5||9||0||2.64|
|Silver Bay Realty Trust||0||3||0||0||2.00|
Camden Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $91.64, indicating a potential upside of 9.94%. Silver Bay Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $20.25, indicating a potential downside of 5.77%. Given Camden Property Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Camden Property Trust is more favorable than Silver Bay Realty Trust.
Camden Property Trust beats Silver Bay Realty Trust on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Camden Property Trust Company Profile
Camden Property Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition and construction of multifamily apartment communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in, operated, or were developing 159 multifamily properties, which consisted of 55,366 apartment homes across the United States. The Company also owns land holdings, which it may develop into multifamily communities. The Company’s properties consist of mid-rise buildings or two and three story buildings in a landscaped setting and provide residents with a range of amenities common to multifamily rental properties. The 152 operating properties in which the Company owned interests and operated, as of December 31, 2016, averaged 953 square feet of living area per apartment home. As of December 31, 2016, 137 of its operating properties had over 200 apartment homes.
Silver Bay Realty Trust Company Profile
Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a real estate investment trust. It focuses on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family properties in select markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned 9,044 single-family properties in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Its investments in real estate consist of single-family properties located in various select markets, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte, Orlando, Dallas, Jacksonville, Northern California, Las Vegas, Columbus, Tucson and Southeast Florida. The Charlotte market includes properties in South Carolina due to its proximity to Charlotte, North Carolina. The Northern California market consists of Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties. The Southeast Florida market consists of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It conducts business and owns all of its properties through Silver Bay Operating Partnership L.P.
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