Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE: KW) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Kennedy-Wilson Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings pays out 377.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 41.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings $725.90 million $234.50 million 105.56
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors $1.67 billion $171.14 million 35.33

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Kennedy-Wilson Holdings. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.60, meaning that their average share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.4% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings 0 2 3 0 2.60
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors 122 407 648 18 2.47

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $29.67, suggesting a potential upside of 56.14%. As a group, “Real Estate Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.74%. Given Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Kennedy-Wilson Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Kennedy-Wilson Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings 3.13% 2.28% 0.69%
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Competitors 3.03% 14.05% 2.86%

Summary

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. is a real estate investment company. The Company owns, operates, and invests in real estate both on its own and through its investment management platform. The Company focuses on multifamily and commercial properties located in the Western United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Japan. The Company’s segments include KW Investments, and KW Investment Management and Real Estate Services (IMRES). KW Investments invests in multifamily, residential and commercial properties, as well as loans secured by real estate. IMRES provides real estate-related services to investors and lenders, with a focus on financial institution-based clients. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had an ownership interest in approximately 39 million square feet of property globally, including 25,943 multifamily rental units.

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