Comparing Kilroy Realty (KRC) and Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Kilroy Realty (NYSE: KRC) and Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE:UBA) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kilroy Realty and Urstadt Biddle Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||0||3||0||0||2.00|
Kilroy Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Kilroy Realty pays out 112.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Urstadt Biddle Properties pays out 117.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Kilroy Realty has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Urstadt Biddle Properties has raised its dividend for 18 consecutive years. Urstadt Biddle Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kilroy Realty and Urstadt Biddle Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kilroy Realty||$719.00 million||9.70||$164.61 million||$1.51||46.78|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||$123.56 million||5.97||$52.93 million||$0.92||20.74|
Kilroy Realty has higher revenue and earnings than Urstadt Biddle Properties. Urstadt Biddle Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kilroy Realty, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Kilroy Realty and Urstadt Biddle Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||42.41%||13.33%||5.41%|
Volatility & Risk
Kilroy Realty has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
97.8% of Kilroy Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Kilroy Realty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.4% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Kilroy Realty beats Urstadt Biddle Properties on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kilroy Realty Company Profile
Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle. It owns its interests in all of its real estate assets through Kilroy Realty, L.P. (Operating Partnership) and the Kilroy Realty Finance Partnership, L.P. (Finance Partnership). Its stabilized portfolio includes all of its properties with the exception of development and redevelopment properties under construction or committed for construction, lease-up properties, real estate assets held for sale and undeveloped land. As of December 31, 2016, its stabilized portfolio of operating properties included 108 stabilized office properties and a stabilized residential property.
Urstadt Biddle Properties Company Profile
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial real estate. The Company owns Ridgeway Shopping Center (Ridgeway) property, which is located in Stamford, Connecticut. Its segments include Ridgeway and All Other Operating Segments. Its primary business is the ownership of real estate investments with primary emphasis on properties in the metropolitan New York tri-state area outside of the City of New York. As of October 31, 2016, the Company’s properties consisted principally of neighborhood and community shopping centers and seven office buildings. As of March 30, 2017, the Company owned or had equity interests in 80 properties, including neighborhood and community shopping centers, office buildings, single tenant retail or restaurant properties and office/retail mixed-use properties located in four states throughout the United States.
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