Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) and Origen Financial (OTCMKTS:ORGN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Camden Property Trust and Origen Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camden Property Trust 0 5 11 1 2.76
Origen Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Camden Property Trust presently has a consensus target price of $99.53, suggesting a potential downside of 0.54%. Given Camden Property Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Camden Property Trust is more favorable than Origen Financial.

Risk and Volatility

Camden Property Trust has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origen Financial has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.2% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.0% of Origen Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Camden Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Origen Financial does not pay a dividend. Camden Property Trust pays out 64.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Camden Property Trust has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Camden Property Trust and Origen Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camden Property Trust 16.36% 4.56% 2.53%
Origen Financial -2,029.20% -11.04% -10.98%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Camden Property Trust and Origen Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camden Property Trust $954.51 million 10.13 $156.12 million $4.77 20.98
Origen Financial $50,000.00 46.67 -$160,000.00 N/A N/A

Camden Property Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Origen Financial.

Summary

Camden Property Trust beats Origen Financial on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Camden Property Trust Company Profile

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 161 properties containing 55,160 apartment homes across the United States. Upon completion of 6 properties currently under development, the Company's portfolio will increase to 56,858 apartment homes in 167 properties. Camden was recently named by FORTUNE® Magazine for the eleventh consecutive year as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, ranking #24.

Origen Financial Company Profile

Origen Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It manages residual interests in its securitized loan portfolios. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Origen Financial, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Southfield, Michigan.

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