UDR (NYSE:UDR) and Essential Properties Realty Trust (NYSE:EPRT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for UDR and Essential Properties Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Essential Properties Realty Trust||1||2||5||0||2.50|
UDR presently has a consensus price target of $40.57, indicating a potential downside of 9.01%. Essential Properties Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $15.40, indicating a potential downside of 3.99%. Given Essential Properties Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Essential Properties Realty Trust is more favorable than UDR.
This table compares UDR and Essential Properties Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Essential Properties Realty Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
97.2% of UDR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.7% of Essential Properties Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of UDR shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
UDR pays an annual dividend of $1.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Essential Properties Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. UDR pays out 69.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. UDR has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares UDR and Essential Properties Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|UDR||$995.79 million||12.02||$121.55 million||$1.87||23.84|
|Essential Properties Realty Trust||$54.49 million||12.88||$6.29 million||N/A||N/A|
UDR has higher revenue and earnings than Essential Properties Realty Trust.
UDR beats Essential Properties Realty Trust on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U.S. markets. As of September 30, 2018, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 49,464 apartment homes including 932 homes under development or in its Developer Capital Program West Coast Development Joint Venture. For over 46 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to residents and the highest quality experience for associates.
About Essential Properties Realty Trust
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate company, acquires, owns, and manages single-tenant properties in the United States. The company leases its properties to middle-market companies, such as restaurants, car washes, automotive services, medical services, convenience stores, entertainment, early childhood education, and health and fitness on a long-term basis. As of March 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 530 properties. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.
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