Vonovia SE Depository Receipt (OTCMKTS:VONOY) and Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Government Properties Income Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt N/A N/A N/A
Government Properties Income Trust 4.14% 0.64% 0.23%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Government Properties Income Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt $2.70 billion 8.80 $2.72 billion N/A N/A
Government Properties Income Trust $316.53 million 0.00 $12.09 million $2.02 N/A

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has higher revenue and earnings than Government Properties Income Trust.

Dividends

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Government Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share. Government Properties Income Trust pays out 85.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Vonovia SE Depository Receipt and Government Properties Income Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vonovia SE Depository Receipt 0 0 0 0 N/A
Government Properties Income Trust 1 2 2 0 2.20

Government Properties Income Trust has a consensus price target of $12.60, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given Government Properties Income Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Government Properties Income Trust is more favorable than Vonovia SE Depository Receipt.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.5% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by 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.

Risk & Volatility

Vonovia SE Depository Receipt has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Government Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Government Properties Income Trust beats Vonovia SE Depository Receipt on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vonovia SE Depository Receipt

Vonovia SE operates as an integrated real estate company in Germany. The company operates through three segments: Rental, Value-Add Business, and Sales. It offers apartments; provides property-related services; and sells single units, and buildings or plots of land. As of December 31, 2017, it had a real estate portfolio comprising 344,586 residential units; 89,588 garages and parking spaces; and 3,888 commercial units, as well as managed 62,631 residential units for other owners. The company was formerly known as Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE and changed its name to Vonovia SE in August 2015. Vonovia SE was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany.

About Government Properties Income Trust

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which primarily owns properties located throughout the United States that are majority leased to government tenants and office properties in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. market area that are leased to government and private sector tenants.

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