Mack Cali Realty (NYSE:CLI) and UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Mack Cali Realty and UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mack Cali Realty 1 2 3 0 2.33
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH 0 0 5 0 3.00

Mack Cali Realty currently has a consensus target price of $24.83, indicating a potential upside of 13.03%. UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH has a consensus target price of $19.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.85%. Given UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH is more favorable than Mack Cali Realty.

Dividends

Mack Cali Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Mack Cali Realty pays out 43.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH pays out 97.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Mack Cali Realty has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Mack Cali Realty and UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mack Cali Realty 39.15% 11.35% 3.88%
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH -6.03% -6.05% -0.93%

Volatility and Risk

Mack Cali Realty has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mack Cali Realty and UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mack Cali Realty $530.61 million 3.75 $84.11 million $1.83 12.01
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH $129.59 million 5.13 -$36.22 million $0.74 21.97

Mack Cali Realty has higher revenue and earnings than UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH. Mack Cali Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.6% of Mack Cali Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Mack Cali Realty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Mack Cali Realty beats UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mack Cali Realty

One of the country's leading real estate investment trusts (REITs), Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is an owner, manager and developer of premier office and multifamily properties in select waterfront and transit-oriented markets throughout the Northeast. Mack-Cali is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is the visionary behind the city's flourishing waterfront, where the company is leading development, improvement and place-making initiatives for Harborside, a master-planned destination comprised of class A office, luxury apartments, diverse retail and restaurants, and public spaces. A fully-integrated and self-managed company, Mack-Cali has provided world-class management, leasing, and development services throughout New Jersey and the surrounding region for two decades. By regularly investing in its properties and innovative lifestyle amenity packages, Mack-Cali creates environments that empower tenants and residents to reimagine the way they work and live.

About UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH

UMH Properties, Inc., which was organized in 1968, is a public equity REIT that owns and operates 118 manufactured home communities containing approximately 21,500 developed homesites. These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Maryland. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.

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