Head-To-Head Contrast: Associated Estates Realty (AEC) versus The Competition
Associated Estates Realty (NYSE: AEC) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Associated Estates Realty to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its rivals’ 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||20.52%||4.13%||1.60%|
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 is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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||42.28|
Associated Estates Realty’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Associated Estates Realty. Associated Estates Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Associated Estates Realty and its rivals, as provided 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||202||1256||1288||34||2.42|
As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.13%. Given Associated Estates Realty’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Associated Estates Realty has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Associated Estates Realty rivals 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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