Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE:UBA) and Origen Financial (OTCMKTS:ORGN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Origen Financial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||$135.35 million||6.36||$37.46 million||$1.47||14.68|
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Origen Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||27.68%||9.48%||3.71%|
Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Origen Financial does not pay a dividend. Urstadt Biddle Properties pays out 74.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Urstadt Biddle Properties has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
59.4% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 30.0% of Origen Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Urstadt Biddle Properties and Origen Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||0||2||0||0||2.00|
Urstadt Biddle Properties presently has a consensus target price of $21.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.37%. Given Urstadt Biddle Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Urstadt Biddle Properties is more favorable than Origen Financial.
Volatility & Risk
Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origen Financial has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Urstadt Biddle Properties beats Origen Financial on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Urstadt Biddle Properties
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 84 properties containing approximately 5.1 million square feet of space. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970, it provides investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties. It has paid 194 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception and has raised total dividends to its shareholders for the last 24 consecutive years.
About Origen Financial
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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