Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE) and NRF Holdco (NYSE:NRF) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
69.7% of NRF Holdco shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of NRF Holdco shares are owned by company 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.
NRF Holdco pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. Cole Real Estate Investments does not pay a dividend. NRF Holdco pays out -88.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and NRF Holdco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and NRF Holdco’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.20||N/A|
NRF Holdco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cole Real Estate Investments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Cole Real Estate Investments and NRF Holdco, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||0||0||0||0||N/A|
About Cole Real Estate Investments
Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in two segments: Real Estate Investment (REI) and Private Capital Management (PCM). The Company’s REI segment is conducted through Cole REIT III Operating Partnership, LP (CCPT III OP). The Company’s PCM segment is conducted through Cole Capital Advisors, Inc. (CCA). Through its REI segment, the Company acquires and operates a diverse portfolio of core commercial real estate investments primarily consisting of necessity retail properties located throughout the United States, including United States protectorates. The Company’s PCM segment is responsible for managing the Managed REITs’ affairs on a day-to-day basis, identifying and making acquisitions and investments on the Managed REITs’ behalf. In February 2014, American Realty Capital Properties Inc purchased Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.
About NRF Holdco
NRF Holdco LLC. is a commercial real estate company. The Company invests in multiple asset classes across commercial real estate (CRE). Its portfolio consists of healthcare, hotel, manufactured housing communities, net lease and multifamily properties. The Company also invests in other opportunistic real estate investments, such as indirect interests in real estate through its investments in private equity funds (PE Investments). The Company also acquires and operates hotel and certain healthcare properties. The Company’s segments include Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Debt (CRE debt), Commercial Real Estate Securities, N-Star CDOs and Corporate. Its real estate equity investments that operate under the REIT Investment Diversification and Empowerment Act (RIDEA) structure generate resident and hotel guest related income from short-term residential agreements. The Company is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc.
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