Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group (NYSE: CXS) and Kilroy Realty (NYSE:KRC) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.7% of Kilroy Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Kilroy Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Kilroy Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group does not pay a dividend. Kilroy Realty pays out 111.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Kilroy Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group N/A N/A N/A
Kilroy Realty 23.77% 4.44% 2.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Kilroy Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kilroy Realty 0 6 3 0 2.33

Kilroy Realty has a consensus target price of $76.86, indicating a potential upside of 7.75%.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group and Kilroy Realty’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group N/A N/A N/A $0.83 N/A
Kilroy Realty $642.57 million 10.92 $293.78 million $1.52 46.93

Kilroy Realty has higher revenue and earnings than Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kilroy Realty, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Kilroy Realty beats Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group Company Profile

CreXus Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a commercial real estate company that acquires, manages, and finances, directly or through its subsidiaries, commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial real property, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), other commercial real estate-related assets and Agency residential mortgage-backed securities. The Company also engages in long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions with companies in the United States. The Company is managed by Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company (FIDAC). FIDAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (Annaly).

Kilroy Realty Company Profile

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle. It owns its interests in all of its real estate assets through Kilroy Realty, L.P. (Operating Partnership) and the Kilroy Realty Finance Partnership, L.P. (Finance Partnership). Its stabilized portfolio includes all of its properties with the exception of development and redevelopment properties under construction or committed for construction, lease-up properties, real estate assets held for sale and undeveloped land. As of December 31, 2016, its stabilized portfolio of operating properties included 108 stabilized office properties and a stabilized residential property.

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