Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) and Stockland (OTCMKTS:STKAF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Urban Edge Properties and Stockland, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urban Edge Properties||1||0||0||0||1.00|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.5% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Urban Edge Properties and Stockland’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urban Edge Properties||25.39%||10.41%||3.74%|
Urban Edge Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Stockland does not pay a dividend. Urban Edge Properties pays out 67.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Urban Edge Properties and Stockland’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Urban Edge Properties||$414.16 million||5.17||$105.15 million||$1.31||14.29|
Urban Edge Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Stockland.
Urban Edge Properties beats Stockland on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Urban Edge Properties Company Profile
Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge owns 88 properties totaling 16.3 million square feet of gross leasable area.
Stockland Company Profile
Stockland (ASX: SGP) was founded in 1952 and has grown to become Australia's largest diversified property group ? owning, developing and managing a large portfolio of retail town centres, residential communities, retirement living villages, workplace and logistics assets. Stockland was recognised by the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as a global real estate leader for 2016-17 demonstrating world leadership across the areas of stakeholder engagement, customer relationship management, supply chain management, biodiversity and climate change strategy.
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