Comparing BRT Apartments (BRT) and New Senior Investment Group (SNR)

BRT Apartments (NYSE:BRT) and New Senior Investment Group (NYSE:SNR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

BRT Apartments pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. New Senior Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.1%. BRT Apartments pays out 119.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. New Senior Investment Group pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. New Senior Investment Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.6% of BRT Apartments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.9% of BRT Apartments shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BRT Apartments and New Senior Investment Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BRT Apartments $105.77 million 1.71 $13.60 million $0.67 17.19
New Senior Investment Group $449.13 million 1.05 $12.20 million $1.14 5.02

BRT Apartments has higher earnings, but lower revenue than New Senior Investment Group. New Senior Investment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than BRT Apartments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for BRT Apartments and New Senior Investment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BRT Apartments 0 1 3 0 2.75
New Senior Investment Group 1 1 0 0 1.50

BRT Apartments currently has a consensus target price of $13.06, indicating a potential upside of 13.39%. New Senior Investment Group has a consensus target price of $7.30, indicating a potential upside of 27.62%. Given New Senior Investment Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New Senior Investment Group is more favorable than BRT Apartments.

Profitability

This table compares BRT Apartments and New Senior Investment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BRT Apartments 27.75% 12.06% 3.05%
New Senior Investment Group -7.82% -7.11% -1.32%

Volatility and Risk

BRT Apartments has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Senior Investment Group has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BRT Apartments beats New Senior Investment Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

BRT Apartments Company Profile

BRT is a real estate investment trust that primarily owns, operates and develops multi-family properties.

New Senior Investment Group Company Profile

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio of senior housing properties located across the United States. As of March 31, 2018, New Senior is one of the largest owners of senior housing properties, with 133 properties across 37 states. New Senior is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm.

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