Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE: MORE) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Monogram Residential Trust to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Monogram Residential Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Monogram Residential Trust pays out 46.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 150.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.4% of Monogram Residential Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Monogram Residential Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Monogram Residential Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Monogram Residential Trust N/A N/A 18.45
Monogram Residential Trust Competitors $673.41 million $325.74 million 15.16

Monogram Residential Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Monogram Residential Trust. Monogram Residential Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Monogram Residential Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monogram Residential Trust 0 6 0 0 2.00
Monogram Residential Trust Competitors 186 1218 1249 32 2.42

Monogram Residential Trust currently has a consensus price target of $11.75, indicating a potential downside of 2.00%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.34%. Given Monogram Residential Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Monogram Residential Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Monogram Residential Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monogram Residential Trust 24.38% 2.30% 2.18%
Monogram Residential Trust Competitors 20.47% 4.10% 1.59%

Summary

Monogram Residential Trust competitors beat Monogram Residential Trust on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Monogram Residential Trust

Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in, develops and operates multifamily communities offering location and lifestyle amenities. The Company also invests in stabilized operating communities and communities in various phases of development, with a focus on communities in select markets across the United States. These include luxury high-rise, mid-rise and garden style multifamily communities. As of December 31, 2016, Monogram’s portfolio includes investments in 51 multifamily communities in 10 states comprising 14,473 residential units. As of September 30, 2016, the Company held ownership interests in equity investments, including 47 operating multifamily communities (including one development in lease up) containing 13,022 residential units in 10 states, all of which are consolidated for financial reporting purposes.

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