KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NASDAQ: KREF) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Mortgage REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare KKR Real Estate Finance Trust to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust N/A N/A 19.15
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors $376.22 million $200.02 million 1.47

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than KKR Real Estate Finance Trust. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust 64.81% 6.60% 0.87%
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors 49.65% 10.27% 2.62%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.1% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of shares of all “Mortgage REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for KKR Real Estate Finance Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust 0 3 0 0 2.00
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Competitors 120 880 864 33 2.43

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust currently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.95%. As a group, “Mortgage REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.96%. Given KKR Real Estate Finance Trust’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe KKR Real Estate Finance Trust is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust competitors beat KKR Real Estate Finance Trust on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Company Profile

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior mortgage loans secured by commercial real estate assets (CRE). KKR manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, credit and hedge funds. The Company’s investment strategy is to originate or acquire senior mortgage loans collateralized by institutional-quality CRE assets. Its target assets also include mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt-oriented instruments. The Company’s investment objective is capital preservation and generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders over the long term, primarily through dividends.

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