Reviewing Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY) & Clipper Realty (CLPR)

Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY) and Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPR) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Silver Bay Realty Trust and Clipper Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silver Bay Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clipper Realty 0 0 4 0 3.00

Clipper Realty has a consensus price target of $15.75, suggesting a potential upside of 94.93%. Given Clipper Realty’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Clipper Realty is more favorable than Silver Bay Realty Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.6% of Silver Bay Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of Clipper Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Silver Bay Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Silver Bay Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Clipper Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Silver Bay Realty Trust pays out -742.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Clipper Realty pays out -253.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Clipper Realty has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Clipper Realty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silver Bay Realty Trust and Clipper Realty’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silver Bay Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A ($0.07) -307.00
Clipper Realty $103.95 million 1.38 -$2.35 million ($0.15) -53.87

Silver Bay Realty Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Clipper Realty. Silver Bay Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Clipper Realty, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Silver Bay Realty Trust and Clipper Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silver Bay Realty Trust -5.71% -1.42% -0.61%
Clipper Realty -2.28% -0.51% -0.10%

Summary

Clipper Realty beats Silver Bay Realty Trust on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Silver Bay Realty Trust

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a real estate investment trust. It focuses on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family properties in select markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned 9,044 single-family properties in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Its investments in real estate consist of single-family properties located in various select markets, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa, Charlotte, Orlando, Dallas, Jacksonville, Northern California, Las Vegas, Columbus, Tucson and Southeast Florida. The Charlotte market includes properties in South Carolina due to its proximity to Charlotte, North Carolina. The Northern California market consists of Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties. The Southeast Florida market consists of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It conducts business and owns all of its properties through Silver Bay Operating Partnership L.P.

About Clipper Realty

Clipper Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multi-family residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Company’s segments include Commercial and Residential. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two residential/retail rental properties at 50 Murray Street and 53 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, referred to as the Tribeca House properties. As of June 30, 2016, it also owned a residential property complex in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn consisting of 59 buildings, referred to as the Flatbush Gardens properties or complex. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two primarily commercial properties in Downtown Brooklyn (one of which included 36 residential apartment units), referred to as the 141 Livingston Street property and the 250 Livingston Street property, and also owned the Aspen property.

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