DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) and Brookfield Property Reit (NASDAQ:BPR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.


DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH pays an annual dividend of $4.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Brookfield Property Reit pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.


This table compares DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH and Brookfield Property Reit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH 10.87% 3.58% 1.56%
Brookfield Property Reit 198.18% 79.39% 19.69%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH and Brookfield Property Reit’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH $3.05 billion 8.33 $331.25 million $6.60 18.47
Brookfield Property Reit $2.06 billion 1.06 $4.09 billion N/A N/A

Brookfield Property Reit has lower revenue, but higher earnings than DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH and Brookfield Property Reit, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH 0 4 7 0 2.64
Brookfield Property Reit 0 0 0 0 N/A

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH currently has a consensus target price of $125.70, indicating a potential upside of 3.12%. Given DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH is more favorable than Brookfield Property Reit.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.2% of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.1% of Brookfield Property Reit shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH beats Brookfield Property Reit on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH Company Profile

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products.

Brookfield Property Reit Company Profile

Brookfield Property REIT Inc. (“BPR”) is a subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., (NASDAQ: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) (“BPY”) one of the world's largest commercial real estate companies, with approximately $86 billion in total assets. BPR was created as a public security that is intended to offer economic equivalence to an investment in BPY in the form of a U.S. REIT stock. Brookfield Property Partners are leading owners, operators and investors in commercial real estate, with a diversified portfolio of premier office and retail assets, as well as interests in multifamily, triple net lease, industrial, hospitality, self-storage, student housing and manufactured housing assets.

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