Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) and Rouse Properties (NYSE:RSE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and Rouse Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 15.05% 4.99% 1.86%
Rouse Properties -12.34% -9.28% -1.58%

Dividends

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Rouse Properties does not pay a dividend. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays out 214.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Rouse Properties has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rouse Properties has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and Rouse Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust $263.77 million 3.99 $165.05 million $0.41 32.34
Rouse Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Rouse Properties.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and Rouse Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 1 2 4 0 2.43
Rouse Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.66%. Given Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is more favorable than Rouse Properties.

Summary

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust beats Rouse Properties on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management, redevelopment, development and operation of retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed multi-anchored shopping centers in 12 metropolitan markets in the United States. It conducts its business through its operating partnership, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P. It invests in large, multi-anchored shopping centers that include national chain store tenants and supermarket tenants. National chain anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot. Supermarket anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Publix Super Market, Whole Foods, Kroger and Sprouts. Its shopping centers are located in metropolitan markets, such as Metro Detroit, Southeast Florida, Greater Denver, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tampa/Lakeland, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta.

About Rouse Properties

Rouse Properties, Inc. is a United States-based real estate investment company. The Company owns and manages regional malls in protected markets or submarkets in the United States. The Company operates through the retail segment, which includes the operation, development and management of regional malls. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 40 malls and retail centers in over 20 states totaling approximately 24.9 million square feet of retail space. The Company’s properties include Animas Valley Mall; Bayshore Mall; Birchwood Mall; Cache Valley Mall; Chesterfield Towne Center; Chula Vista Center; Colony Square Mall; Fig Garden Village; Grand Traverse Mall; Greenville Mall; Lakeland Square; Lansing Mall; Mall St. Vincent; NewPark Mall; North Plains Mall; Pierre Bossier Mall; Sikes Senter; Silver Lake Mall; Southland Center; Southland Mall; Spring Hill Mall; Valley Hills Mall; Vista Ridge Mall; Washington Park Mall; West Valley Mall; Westwood Mall, and White Mountain Mall.

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