Associated Estates Realty (NYSE: AEC) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Associated Estates Realty to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Associated Estates Realty||N/A||N/A||23.96|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||$673.89 million||$325.00 million||137.21|
Associated Estates Realty’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Associated Estates Realty. Associated Estates Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Associated Estates Realty and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Associated Estates Realty||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||191||1245||1281||34||2.42|
As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.35%. Given Associated Estates Realty’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Associated Estates Realty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Associated Estates Realty||60.04%||18.10%||7.71%|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||20.52%||4.13%||1.60%|
Associated Estates Realty peers beat Associated Estates Realty on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Associated Estates Realty Company Profile
Associated Estates Realty Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of multifamily apartment units. It specializes in multifamily ownership, operation, acquisition, development, disposition and property management activities. Its operating portfolio consists of approximately 49 apartment communities containing around 12,734 units in eight states that are owned, either directly or indirectly, through its subsidiaries. It also owns a commercial building in Los Angeles, California containing approximately 78,800 total square feet of office and commercial space. The Company also earns revenue from rental payments from the leasing of apartment units. It owns a taxable REIT subsidiary, which performs construction management services in connection with the development of multifamily properties that it owns, including consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures.
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