Head-To-Head Survey: Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group (CXS) & Columbia Property Trust (CXP)
Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group (NYSE: CXS) and Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Columbia Property Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.83||N/A|
|Columbia Property Trust||$289.00 million||8.92||$176.04 million||$1.45||14.83|
Columbia Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group does not pay a dividend. Columbia Property Trust pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Columbia Property Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Columbia Property Trust||1||3||2||0||2.17|
Columbia Property Trust has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 9.30%.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.7% of Columbia Property Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Columbia Property Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Columbia Property Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Columbia Property Trust||60.91%||6.94%||4.17%|
Columbia Property Trust beats Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group
CreXus Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a commercial real estate company that acquires, manages, and finances, directly or through its subsidiaries, commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial real property, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), other commercial real estate-related assets and Agency residential mortgage-backed securities. The Company also engages in long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions with companies in the United States. The Company is managed by Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company (FIDAC). FIDAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (Annaly).
About Columbia Property Trust
Columbia Property Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns and operates commercial real estate properties. The Company’s primary objective is to generate long-term shareholder returns from a combination of steadily growing cash flows and appreciation in its net asset values, through the acquisition and ownership of office buildings located principally in high-barrier-to-entry markets. The Company’s segments include New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and all other office markets. The all other office markets segment consists of properties in similar, low-barrier to entry geographic locations, in which the Company does not plan to make further investments. The Company conducts its business primarily through Columbia Property Trust Operating Partnership, L.P. (Columbia Property Trust OP), which acquires, develops, owns, leases and operates real properties directly through subsidiaries or through joint ventures.
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