Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE: BRP) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Homebuilding” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Brookfield Residential Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brookfield Residential Properties and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Residential Properties N/A N/A 10.40
Brookfield Residential Properties Competitors $3.83 billion $228.40 million 506.49

Brookfield Residential Properties’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Residential Properties. Brookfield Residential Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Brookfield Residential Properties and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Residential Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Brookfield Residential Properties Competitors 281 1665 1912 38 2.44

Brookfield Residential Properties currently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.51%. As a group, “Homebuilding” companies have a potential downside of 1.46%. Given Brookfield Residential Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brookfield Residential Properties is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.4% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of shares of all “Homebuilding” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Residential Properties and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Residential Properties 12.74% 18.70% 8.12%
Brookfield Residential Properties Competitors 9.74% 14.79% 7.94%

Summary

Brookfield Residential Properties beats its peers on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Brookfield Residential Properties Company Profile

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a land developer and homebuilder with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company develops land to create master-planned communities and build and sell lots to third-party builders, as well as to its own homebuilding division. It also participates in real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments, infrastructure projects and joint ventures. It operates through three segments within North America: Canada, California and Central and Eastern United States. Its Canadian operations are in the Alberta and Ontario markets; California operations include Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento) and Southern California (Los Angeles/Southland and San Diego/Riverside), and Central and Eastern United States operations include Washington, D.C. Area, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. It is focused on land development and single family and multi-family homebuilding in the markets in which it operates.

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