Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and Biomed Realty Trust (NYSE:BMR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Vornado Realty Trust and Biomed Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vornado Realty Trust 0 4 5 0 2.56
Biomed Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vornado Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $94.56, indicating a potential upside of 24.97%. Given Vornado Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Vornado Realty Trust is more favorable than Biomed Realty Trust.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vornado Realty Trust and Biomed Realty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vornado Realty Trust $2.70 billion 5.31 $1.40 billion $4.64 16.31
Biomed Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Vornado Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Biomed Realty Trust.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.0% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Vornado Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Biomed Realty Trust does not pay a dividend. Vornado Realty Trust pays out 51.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Biomed Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Vornado Realty Trust and Biomed Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vornado Realty Trust 37.96% 4.51% 1.39%
Biomed Realty Trust 18.98% 3.73% 2.07%

Summary

Vornado Realty Trust beats Biomed Realty Trust on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vornado Realty Trust Company Profile

Vornado Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through Vornado Realty L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company operates through two segments: New York and Washington, DC. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s New York segment consisted of 28.3 million square feet in 86 properties. Its properties include 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Two Penn Plaza, 770 Broadway and 90 Park Avenue. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Washington, DC segment consisted of 58 properties aggregating 14.7 million square feet, including 11.1 million square feet of office space in 44 properties, nine residential properties containing 3,156 units and a hotel property. Its properties include 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, 223 23rd Street, 2221 South Clark Street and 1700 M Street. The Company’s interests in properties are held by the Operating Partnership. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned the 3.7 million square foot Mart (theMart) in Chicago.

Biomed Realty Trust Company Profile

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the parent company and general partner of BioMed Realty, L.P. The Company owns, acquires, develops, redevelops, leases and manages laboratory and office space for the life science industry. The Company’s tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. The Company’s properties are located in markets, which has centers for scientific research, including Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Seattle, Cambridge (the United Kingdom) and research parks located near or adjacent to universities and their related medical systems. The Company owns interests in properties comprising approximately 17.5 million rentable square feet.

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