CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE: CTT) is one of 230 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CatchMark Timber Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

CatchMark Timber Trust has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CatchMark Timber Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.56, meaning that their average share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CatchMark Timber Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. CatchMark Timber Trust pays out -158.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.7% and pay out 71.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CatchMark Timber Trust has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CatchMark Timber Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CatchMark Timber Trust $91.29 million -$13.51 million -38.56
CatchMark Timber Trust Competitors $794.89 million $176.06 million 14.17

CatchMark Timber Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CatchMark Timber Trust. CatchMark Timber Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.6% of CatchMark Timber Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.8% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of CatchMark Timber Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares CatchMark Timber Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CatchMark Timber Trust -14.80% -3.61% -1.90%
CatchMark Timber Trust Competitors 23.88% 7.16% 2.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CatchMark Timber Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CatchMark Timber Trust 0 0 2 0 3.00
CatchMark Timber Trust Competitors 1528 7856 8476 219 2.41

CatchMark Timber Trust presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.79%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 11.54%. Given CatchMark Timber Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CatchMark Timber Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

CatchMark Timber Trust competitors beat CatchMark Timber Trust on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

CatchMark Timber Trust Company Profile

CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) is a self-administered and self-managed, publicly-traded REIT that strives to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns for all stakeholders through disciplined acquisitions, sustainable harvests and well-timed sales. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in approximately 520,800 acres of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com. From time to time, CatchMark releases important information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts regarding new postings. Enrollment information is found in the "Investors Relations" section of www.catchmark.com.

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