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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for American Residential Properties and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Residential Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Residential Properties Competitors 190 1238 1268 32 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.50%. Given American Residential Properties’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American Residential Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Residential Properties -38.70% -9.17% -3.64%
American Residential Properties Competitors 20.47% 4.10% 1.59%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

American Residential Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. American Residential Properties pays out -28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 146.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Residential Properties and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
American Residential Properties N/A N/A -11.35
American Residential Properties Competitors $673.41 million $325.74 million 16.82

American Residential Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than American Residential Properties. American Residential 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

American Residential Properties competitors beat American Residential Properties on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

American Residential Properties Company Profile

American Residential Properties, Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment company, which is organized as a real estate investment trust. The Company acquires, owns, renovates, and manages single-family homes as rental properties. American Residential Properties OP, L.P. acts as its operating partnership. American Residential Leasing Company, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of its operating partnership. The Company owns 8,893 properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas that were 81% leased, and it managed an additional 437 properties for ARP Phoenix Fund I, LP in Arizona and Nevada. In addition to its primary business, the Company has a private mortgage financing business.

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