Clipper Realty (CLPR) versus The Competition Critical Contrast

Clipper Realty (NYSE: CLPR) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Clipper Realty to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clipper Realty and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clipper Realty $93.00 million -$3.73 million -49.95
Clipper Realty Competitors $673.89 million $325.00 million 94.76

Clipper Realty’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Clipper Realty. Clipper Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.1% of Clipper Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies 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 Clipper Realty and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clipper Realty -2.66% -0.74% -0.13%
Clipper Realty Competitors 20.52% 4.13% 1.60%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Clipper Realty and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clipper Realty 0 0 4 0 3.00
Clipper Realty Competitors 190 1242 1274 32 2.42

Clipper Realty currently has a consensus price target of $15.67, indicating a potential upside of 56.82%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 2.75%. Given Clipper Realty’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Clipper Realty is more favorable than its competitors.


Clipper Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Clipper Realty pays out -190.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 153.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Clipper Realty is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


Clipper Realty competitors beat Clipper Realty on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Clipper Realty Company Profile

Clipper Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multi-family residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Company’s segments include Commercial and Residential. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two residential/retail rental properties at 50 Murray Street and 53 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, referred to as the Tribeca House properties. As of June 30, 2016, it also owned a residential property complex in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn consisting of 59 buildings, referred to as the Flatbush Gardens properties or complex. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two primarily commercial properties in Downtown Brooklyn (one of which included 36 residential apartment units), referred to as the 141 Livingston Street property and the 250 Livingston Street property, and also owned the Aspen property.

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