RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:RIOCF) & Blackstone Mortgage Trust (OTCMKTS:BXMT) Head-To-Head Analysis

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:RIOCF) and Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Blackstone Mortgage Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust does not pay a dividend. Blackstone Mortgage Trust pays out 93.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackstone Mortgage Trust $396.48 million 12.26 $285.07 million $2.65 13.66

Blackstone Mortgage Trust has higher revenue and earnings than RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Blackstone Mortgage Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Blackstone Mortgage Trust 0 2 0 0 2.00

Blackstone Mortgage Trust has a consensus price target of $34.50, indicating a potential downside of 4.72%. Given Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blackstone Mortgage Trust is more favorable than RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

Profitability

This table compares RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A
Blackstone Mortgage Trust 46.31% 9.06% 2.24%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.0% of Blackstone Mortgage Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Blackstone Mortgage Trust shares are held by company 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

Blackstone Mortgage Trust beats RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Company Profile

RioCan is one of Canada's largest real estate investment trusts with a total enterprise value of approximately $13.2 billion as at December 31, 2018. RioCan owns, manages and develops retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use properties located in prime, high-density transit-oriented areas where Canadians want to shop, live and work. Our portfolio is comprised of 233 properties, including 16 development properties, with an aggregate net leasable area of approximately 38.7 million square feet.

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Company Profile

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates senior loans collateralized by properties in North America, Europe, and Australia. The company operates as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to U.S. federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as Capital Trust, Inc. and changed its name to Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. in May 2013. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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