Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:IIPZF) and NexPoint Residential Trust (NYSE:NXRT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust and NexPoint Residential Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust 0 1 1 0 2.50
NexPoint Residential Trust 0 1 4 1 3.00

Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust presently has a consensus price target of $16.38, suggesting a potential upside of 55.95%. NexPoint Residential Trust has a consensus price target of $43.30, suggesting a potential upside of 26.02%. Given Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than NexPoint Residential Trust.

Dividends

Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. NexPoint Residential Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. NexPoint Residential Trust pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NexPoint Residential Trust has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. NexPoint Residential Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust and NexPoint Residential Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust $109.50 million 13.20 N/A N/A N/A
NexPoint Residential Trust $181.07 million 4.61 $99.14 million $2.20 15.62

NexPoint Residential Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust and NexPoint Residential Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A
NexPoint Residential Trust 68.44% 34.85% 7.96%

Volatility & Risk

Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NexPoint Residential Trust has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.1% of NexPoint Residential Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of NexPoint Residential Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

NexPoint Residential Trust beats Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust

InterRent REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust engaged in increasing Unitholder value and creating a growing and sustainable distribution through the acquisition and ownership of multi-residential properties. InterRent's primary objectives are: (i) to grow both funds from operations per Unit and net asset value per Unit through investments in a diversified portfolio of multi-residential properties; (ii) to provide Unitholders with sustainable and growing cash distributions, payable monthly; and (iii) to maintain a conservative payout ratio and balance sheet.

About NexPoint Residential Trust

NexPoint Residential Trust is a publicly traded REIT, with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NXRT," primarily focused on acquiring, owning and operating well-located middle-income multifamily properties with "value-add" potential in large cities and suburban submarkets of large cities, primarily in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. NXRT is externally advised by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P., an affiliate of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a leading global alternative asset manager and an SEC-registered investment adviser.

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