Comparing Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) & Its Peers

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of 18 public companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Brandywine Realty Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brandywine Realty Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.75, indicating that their average share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.1% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.3% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brandywine Realty Trust 6.81% 2.12% 0.97%
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 9.85% 2.75% 1.18%

Dividends

Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Office REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 154.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brandywine Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Brandywine Realty Trust $525.46 million $40.19 million 110.76
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors $783.06 million $146.68 million 80.83

Brandywine Realty Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Brandywine Realty Trust. Brandywine Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Brandywine Realty Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brandywine Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Brandywine Realty Trust Competitors 121 521 531 3 2.35

Brandywine Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $17.58, suggesting a potential downside of 0.77%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 9.13%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brandywine Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Brandywine Realty Trust rivals beat Brandywine Realty Trust on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Brandywine Realty Trust Company Profile

Brandywine Realty Trust is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through five segments: Pennsylvania Suburbs, Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD), Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and Other. The Pennsylvania Suburbs segment includes properties in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Philadelphia CBD segment includes properties located in the City of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. segment includes properties in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. The Austin, Texas segment includes properties in the City of Austin, Texas. The Other segment includes properties in Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, New Castle County in the state of Delaware and the City of Concord in California. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 113 properties that had approximately 17.6 million net rentable square feet.

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