Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) and The Competition Financial Contrast

Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI) is one of 87 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Douglas Emmett to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.0% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Douglas Emmett shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Douglas Emmett pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Douglas Emmett pays out 155.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 204.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Douglas Emmett has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Douglas Emmett and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Douglas Emmett 2 7 1 0 1.90
Douglas Emmett Competitors 636 2512 2181 23 2.30

Douglas Emmett presently has a consensus target price of $39.71, indicating a potential upside of 1.13%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.75%. Given Douglas Emmett’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Douglas Emmett has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Douglas Emmett and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Douglas Emmett 12.00% 2.95% 1.18%
Douglas Emmett Competitors 52.25% 6.78% 3.87%

Volatility & Risk

Douglas Emmett has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Douglas Emmett’s rivals have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Douglas Emmett and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Douglas Emmett $788.75 million $481.47 million 66.56
Douglas Emmett Competitors $457.04 million $289.32 million 32.71

Douglas Emmett has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Douglas Emmett is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Douglas Emmett rivals beat Douglas Emmett on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Douglas Emmett

Douglas Emmett, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is owner and operator of office and multifamily properties located in submarkets in Los Angeles and Honolulu. The Company operates through two segments: the acquisition, development, ownership and management of office real estate (Office Segment), and the acquisition, development, ownership and management of multifamily real estate (Multifamily Segment). The services for its Office segment include primarily rental of office space and other tenant services, including parking and storage space rental. The services for its Multifamily segment include primarily rental of apartments and other tenant services, including parking and storage space rental. It focuses on owning, acquiring developing and managing a substantial share of office properties and multifamily communities in neighborhoods.

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