Head-To-Head Analysis: Biomed Realty Trust (BMR) and Its Peers

Biomed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR) is one of 76 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Biomed Realty Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Dividends

Biomed Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Biomed Realty Trust pays out 100.0% 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 3.9% and pay out 91.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Biomed Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Biomed Realty Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Biomed Realty Trust N/A N/A 22.89
Biomed Realty Trust Competitors $537.26 million $100.34 million 452.49

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.2% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Biomed Realty Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Biomed Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Biomed Realty Trust Competitors 634 2579 2223 24 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.18%. Given Biomed Realty Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Biomed Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Biomed Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Biomed Realty Trust 18.98% 3.73% 2.07%
Biomed Realty Trust Competitors 54.01% 6.82% 3.95%

Summary

Biomed Realty Trust competitors beat Biomed Realty Trust on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Biomed Realty Trust

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the parent company and general partner of BioMed Realty, L.P. The Company owns, acquires, develops, redevelops, leases and manages laboratory and office space for the life science industry. The Company’s tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. The Company’s properties are located in markets, which has centers for scientific research, including Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Seattle, Cambridge (the United Kingdom) and research parks located near or adjacent to universities and their related medical systems. The Company owns interests in properties comprising approximately 17.5 million rentable square feet.

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