Home Properties (HME) vs. The Competition Financial Survey

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Home Properties and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Properties 18.18% 6.60% 2.87%
Home Properties Competitors 19.93% 3.92% 1.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Home Properties and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Home Properties Competitors 198 1254 1287 34 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.29%. Given Home Properties’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Home Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Home Properties and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Home Properties N/A N/A 32.43
Home Properties Competitors $673.89 million $325.00 million 139.93

Home Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Home Properties. Home Properties 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.

Summary

Home Properties competitors beat Home Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Home Properties Company Profile

Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.

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