Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NYSE: BRG) and Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT does not pay a dividend. Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp pays out -325.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bluerock Residential Growth REIT and Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.16) -134.31

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Bluerock Residential Growth REIT and Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT 0 1 2 0 2.67
Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp 0 3 0 0 2.00

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT currently has a consensus price target of $13.62, suggesting a potential upside of 17.79%. Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp has a consensus price target of $20.25, suggesting a potential downside of 5.77%. Given Bluerock Residential Growth REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Bluerock Residential Growth REIT is more favorable than Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.6% of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Bluerock Residential Growth REIT and Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT 128.54% 30.92% 10.01%
Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp -5.71% -1.42% -0.61%

Summary

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT beats Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on acquiring a portfolio of residential real estate assets. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of interests in 31 properties (21 operating and 10 development properties). As of December 31, 2016, its properties contained an aggregate of 9,570 units, consisting of 6,972 operating units and 2,598 units under development. As of December 31, 2016, its operating properties included ARIUM at Palmer Ranch, Sarasota; ARIUM Grandewood, Orlando; ARIUM Gulfshore, Naples; ARIUM Palms, Orlando; ARIUM Pine Lakes, Port St. Lucie; ARIUM Westside, Atlanta; Ashton Reserve, Charlotte; Enders at Baldwin Park, Orlando; Fox Hill, Austin; Lansbrook Village, Palm Harbor; Legacy at Southpark, Austin; Nevadan, Atlanta; Roswell City Walk, Roswell; Sorrel, Frisco; Sovereign, Fort Worth; The Preserve at Henderson Beach, Destin; Village Green of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, and Whetstone, Durham.

About Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a real estate investment trust. It focuses on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family properties in select markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned 9,044 single-family properties in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Its investments in real estate consist of single-family properties located in various select markets, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte, Orlando, Dallas, Jacksonville, Northern California, Las Vegas, Columbus, Tucson and Southeast Florida. The Charlotte market includes properties in South Carolina due to its proximity to Charlotte, North Carolina. The Northern California market consists of Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties. The Southeast Florida market consists of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It conducts business and owns all of its properties through Silver Bay Operating Partnership L.P.

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