Reviewing Clipper Realty (CLPR) & Its Peers

Clipper Realty (NYSE: CLPR) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Clipper Realty to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Clipper Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Clipper Realty pays out -190.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 146.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Clipper Realty is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.1% of Clipper Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held 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 and Earnings

This table compares Clipper Realty and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clipper Realty $93.00 million -$3.73 million -50.30
Clipper Realty Competitors $673.41 million $325.74 million 16.68

Clipper Realty’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Clipper Realty. Clipper Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Clipper Realty and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clipper Realty 0 0 4 0 3.00
Clipper Realty Competitors 187 1233 1259 32 2.42

Clipper Realty presently has a consensus target price of $15.67, indicating a potential upside of 55.73%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.98%. Given Clipper Realty’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Clipper Realty is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Clipper Realty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clipper Realty -2.66% -0.74% -0.13%
Clipper Realty Competitors 20.47% 4.10% 1.59%

Summary

Clipper Realty peers beat Clipper Realty on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Clipper Realty Company Profile

Clipper Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multi-family residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Company’s segments include Commercial and Residential. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two residential/retail rental properties at 50 Murray Street and 53 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, referred to as the Tribeca House properties. As of June 30, 2016, it also owned a residential property complex in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn consisting of 59 buildings, referred to as the Flatbush Gardens properties or complex. As of June 30, 2016, it owned two primarily commercial properties in Downtown Brooklyn (one of which included 36 residential apartment units), referred to as the 141 Livingston Street property and the 250 Livingston Street property, and also owned the Aspen property.

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