Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP) & Realogy (RLGY) Financial Analysis

Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP) and Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

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Hudson Pacific Properties has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Realogy has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Hudson Pacific Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Realogy pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Hudson Pacific Properties pays out 227.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Realogy pays out 11.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hudson Pacific Properties has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Hudson Pacific Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Realogy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Pacific Properties $728.14 million 6.77 $67.96 million $0.44 71.52
Realogy $6.11 billion 0.56 $431.00 million $3.16 8.33

Realogy has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Pacific Properties. Realogy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hudson Pacific Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Pacific Properties and Realogy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Pacific Properties 10.14% 1.81% 1.06%
Realogy 7.05% 8.74% 2.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hudson Pacific Properties and Realogy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Pacific Properties 0 3 5 0 2.63
Realogy 2 2 5 0 2.33

Hudson Pacific Properties presently has a consensus price target of $36.88, indicating a potential upside of 17.18%. Realogy has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.38%. Given Realogy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Realogy is more favorable than Hudson Pacific Properties.

Summary

Realogy beats Hudson Pacific Properties on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hudson Pacific Properties Company Profile

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in two segments: office properties, and media and entertainment properties. The Company is focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating office and media and entertainment properties in submarkets throughout Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included office properties consisting of an aggregate of approximately 14.1 million square feet, and media and entertainment properties consisting of approximately 0.9 million square feet of sound-stage, office and supporting production facilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also owned undeveloped density rights for approximately 2.5 million square feet of future office and residential space. The Company’s in-service office properties include stabilized office properties and lease-up office properties.

Realogy Company Profile

Realogy Holdings Corp. is an integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States. The Company is the franchisor of residential real estate brokerages with some of the recognized brands in the real estate industry, the owner of United States residential real estate brokerage offices, the global provider of outsourced employee relocation services and a provider of title and settlement services. The Company’s operating platform is supported by the Company’s portfolio of industry franchise brokerage brands, including Century 21 , Coldwell Banker , Coldwell Banker Commercial , ERA , Sotheby’s International Realty and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and the Company also owns and operates the Corcoran Group and CitiHabitats brands. On August 14, 2014, Realogy Holdings Corp, through its Realogy Group LLC wholly owned subsidiary, acquired ZipRealty Inc (ZipRealty).

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