Analyzing Klepierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) and Dynex Capital (OTCMKTS:DX)

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Klepierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) and Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Dynex Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.7%. Klepierre does not pay a dividend. Dynex Capital pays out 98.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Klepierre and Dynex Capital’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Klepierre $1.32 billion 7.85 $990.74 million N/A N/A
Dynex Capital $110.05 million 3.80 $7.02 million $0.73 7.75

Klepierre has higher revenue and earnings than Dynex Capital.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.7% of Dynex Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Dynex Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Klepierre and Dynex Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Klepierre N/A N/A N/A
Dynex Capital -71.70% 13.53% 1.44%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Klepierre and Dynex Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Klepierre 0 1 0 0 2.00
Dynex Capital 0 2 1 0 2.33

Dynex Capital has a consensus target price of $6.69, suggesting a potential upside of 18.20%. Given Dynex Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Dynex Capital is more favorable than Klepierre.

Volatility & Risk

Klepierre has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dynex Capital has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dynex Capital beats Klepierre on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Klepierre Company Profile

Klépierre, the pan-European leader in shopping malls, combines development, property and asset management skills. The company's portfolio is valued at €24.4 billion at December 31, 2018 and comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries in Continental Europe which together host 1.1 billion visitors per year. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia's number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC Next 20, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, and figures in CDP's “A-list”. These distinctions underscore the Group's commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy and its global leadership in the fight against climate change.

Dynex Capital Company Profile

Dynex Capital, Inc., a mortgage real estate investment trust, invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) on a leveraged basis in the United States. It invests in agency and non-agency MBS consisting of residential MBS, commercial MBS (CMBS), and CMBS interest-only securities. Agency MBS have a guaranty of principal payment by an agency of the U.S. government or a U.S. government-sponsored entity, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Non-Agency MBS have no such guaranty of payment. The company has qualified 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. Dynex Capital, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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