Douglas Emmett (DEI) versus Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) Head to Head Contrast

Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI) and Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Douglas Emmett and Mid-America Apartment Communities’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Douglas Emmett $812.05 million 8.30 $94.44 million $1.90 20.88
Mid-America Apartment Communities $1.53 billion 7.41 $328.37 million $5.94 16.75

Mid-America Apartment Communities has higher revenue and earnings than Douglas Emmett. Mid-America Apartment Communities is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Douglas Emmett, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Douglas Emmett has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mid-America Apartment Communities has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Douglas Emmett and Mid-America Apartment Communities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Douglas Emmett 1 5 3 0 2.22
Mid-America Apartment Communities 0 7 7 0 2.50

Douglas Emmett currently has a consensus price target of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.35%. Mid-America Apartment Communities has a consensus price target of $103.82, indicating a potential upside of 4.32%. Given Mid-America Apartment Communities’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mid-America Apartment Communities is more favorable than Douglas Emmett.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.1% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.6% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Mid-America Apartment Communities shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Douglas Emmett and Mid-America Apartment Communities’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Douglas Emmett 12.86% 2.76% 1.27%
Mid-America Apartment Communities 21.72% 5.10% 2.90%

Dividends

Douglas Emmett pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Mid-America Apartment Communities pays an annual dividend of $3.69 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Douglas Emmett pays out 52.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mid-America Apartment Communities pays out 62.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Douglas Emmett has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years and Mid-America Apartment Communities has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Mid-America Apartment Communities beats Douglas Emmett on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Douglas Emmett Company Profile

Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), and one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality office and multifamily properties located in the premier coastal submarkets of Los Angeles and Honolulu. Douglas Emmett focuses on owning and acquiring a substantial share of top-tier office properties and premier multifamily communities in neighborhoods that possess significant supply constraints, high-end executive housing and key lifestyle amenities. For more information about Douglas Emmett, please visit our website at www.douglasemmett.com.

Mid-America Apartment Communities Company Profile

MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on delivering full-cycle and superior investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of quality apartment communities throughout the United States. As of March 31, 2018, MAA had ownership interest in 100,490 apartment units, including communities currently in development, across 17 states and the District of Columbia. For further details, please visit the MAA website at www.maac.com or contact Investor Relations at [email protected], or via mail at MAA, 6815 Poplar Ave., Suite 500, Germantown, TN 38138, Attn: Investor Relations.

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