Contrasting Associated Estates Realty (AEC) and Its Peers
Associated Estates Realty (NYSE: AEC) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Associated Estates Realty to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Associated Estates Realty||60.04%||18.10%||7.71%|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||20.37%||4.09%||1.58%|
74.2% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Associated Estates Realty||N/A||N/A||23.96|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||$673.89 million||$325.00 million||137.91|
Associated Estates Realty’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Associated Estates Realty. Associated Estates 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Associated Estates Realty and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Associated Estates Realty||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Associated Estates Realty Competitors||203||1266||1302||34||2.42|
As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.53%. Given Associated Estates Realty’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Associated Estates Realty has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Associated Estates Realty competitors beat Associated Estates Realty on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Associated Estates Realty Company Profile
Associated Estates Realty Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of multifamily apartment units. It specializes in multifamily ownership, operation, acquisition, development, disposition and property management activities. Its operating portfolio consists of approximately 49 apartment communities containing around 12,734 units in eight states that are owned, either directly or indirectly, through its subsidiaries. It also owns a commercial building in Los Angeles, California containing approximately 78,800 total square feet of office and commercial space. The Company also earns revenue from rental payments from the leasing of apartment units. It owns a taxable REIT subsidiary, which performs construction management services in connection with the development of multifamily properties that it owns, including consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures.
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