Analyzing Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) & EPR Properties (EPR)

Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBA) and EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and EPR Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Urstadt Biddle Properties 44.45% 13.62% 5.65%
EPR Properties 41.58% 7.90% 4.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Urstadt Biddle Properties and EPR Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Urstadt Biddle Properties 0 3 0 0 2.00
EPR Properties 0 2 2 0 2.50

Urstadt Biddle Properties presently has a consensus target price of $21.50, suggesting a potential downside of 4.70%. EPR Properties has a consensus target price of $78.80, suggesting a potential upside of 17.26%. Given EPR Properties’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EPR Properties is more favorable than Urstadt Biddle Properties.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and EPR Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Urstadt Biddle Properties $116.79 million 7.61 $33.71 million $1.07 21.08
EPR Properties $493.24 million 10.04 $224.98 million $3.36 20.00

EPR Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Urstadt Biddle Properties. EPR Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Urstadt Biddle Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPR Properties has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. EPR Properties pays an annual dividend of $4.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Urstadt Biddle Properties pays out 99.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. EPR Properties pays out 121.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Urstadt Biddle Properties has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years and EPR Properties has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.1% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.8% of EPR Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 20.1% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of EPR Properties shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

EPR Properties beats Urstadt Biddle Properties on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Urstadt Biddle Properties

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which is engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial real estate. The Company owns Ridgeway Shopping Center (Ridgeway) property, which is located in Stamford, Connecticut. Its segments include Ridgeway and All Other Operating Segments. Its primary business is the ownership of real estate investments with primary emphasis on properties in the metropolitan New York tri-state area outside of the City of New York. As of October 31, 2016, the Company’s properties consisted principally of neighborhood and community shopping centers and seven office buildings. As of March 30, 2017, the Company owned or had equity interests in 80 properties, including neighborhood and community shopping centers, office buildings, single tenant retail or restaurant properties and office/retail mixed-use properties located in four states throughout the United States.

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust. The Company’s investment portfolio includes primarily entertainment, education and recreation properties. The Company’s segments include Entertainment, Education, Recreation and Other. The Entertainment segment consists of investments in megaplex theatres, entertainment retail centers, family entertainment centers and other retail parcels. The Education segment consists of investments in public charter schools, early education centers and K-12 private schools. The Recreation segment consists of investments in ski areas, waterparks, golf entertainment complexes and other recreation. The Other segment consists primarily of land under ground lease, property under development and land held for development. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s owned real estate portfolio of megaplex theatres consisted of approximately 10.6 million square feet.

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