Brookfield Canada Office Properties (BOXC) vs. Equity One (EQY) Financial Analysis

Brookfield Canada Office Properties (NYSE: BOXC) and Equity One (NYSE:EQY) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Equity One’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Canada Office Properties N/A N/A N/A $1.16 21.52
Equity One N/A N/A N/A $0.49 62.96

Brookfield Canada Office Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equity One, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Equity One, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 0 1 0 0 2.00
Equity One 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Brookfield Canada Office Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Equity One pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Brookfield Canada Office Properties pays out 83.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equity One pays out 146.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brookfield Canada Office Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Brookfield Canada Office Properties has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equity One has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.1% of Brookfield Canada Office Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of Equity One shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and Equity One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 7.64% 1.26% 0.65%
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%

Summary

Equity One beats Brookfield Canada Office Properties on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Company Profile

Brookfield Canada Office Properties is a Canada-based real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests, develops and operates commercial office properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. The Company’s commercial-property portfolio consists of interests in approximately 25 properties totaling approximately 21.1 million square feet, including approximately 4.0 million square feet of parking and other. The Company’s development portfolio consists of the Brookfield Place Calgary East development site totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet in Calgary. The Company also invests in ongoing maintenance and capital improvement projects. The Company focuses on the markets, which include financial, government and energy sectors, which are primarily located in the cities of Toronto and Calgary. Its properties include 2 Queen Street East, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Exchange Tower, Bankers Hall Retail, Suncor Energy Centre, Jean Edmonds Tower and Royal Centre.

Equity One Company Profile

Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.

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