Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Home Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Home Properties and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Home Properties N/A N/A 32.43
Home Properties Competitors $673.89 million $325.00 million -40.85

Home Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Home Properties. Home Properties is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Home Properties and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Home Properties Competitors 190 1240 1273 32 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 23.52%. Given Home Properties’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Home Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Home Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Properties 18.18% 6.60% 2.87%
Home Properties Competitors 20.05% 3.97% 1.52%

Summary

Home Properties rivals beat Home Properties on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Home Properties Company Profile

Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.

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