UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) and Colony Credit Real Estate (NYSE:CLNC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH and Colony Credit Real Estate’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH||-13.68%||-11.83%||-2.09%|
|Colony Credit Real Estate||-138.90%||1.80%||0.63%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH and Colony Credit Real Estate, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Colony Credit Real Estate||0||0||1||0||3.00|
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH currently has a consensus price target of $17.75, indicating a potential upside of 34.47%. Colony Credit Real Estate has a consensus price target of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 31.50%. Given UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH is more favorable than Colony Credit Real Estate.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
54.8% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.7% of Colony Credit Real Estate shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Colony Credit Real Estate shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH and Colony Credit Real Estate’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH||$129.59 million||4.02||-$36.22 million||$0.74||17.84|
|Colony Credit Real Estate||$115.54 million||17.76||-$168.50 million||$0.70||22.81|
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH has higher revenue and earnings than Colony Credit Real Estate. UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Colony Credit Real Estate, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Colony Credit Real Estate has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Colony Credit Real Estate pays an annual dividend of $1.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. 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. Colony Credit Real Estate pays out 248.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH beats Colony Credit Real Estate on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH Company Profile
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.
Colony Credit Real Estate Company Profile
Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate (CRE) credit real estate investment trust in the United States. It focuses on originating, acquiring, financing, and managing a portfolio of CRE senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, debt securities, and net leased properties. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc. and changed its name to Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. in June 2018. Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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