Comparing Monmouth R.E. Inv. (NYSE:MNR) & Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE)

Monmouth R.E. Inv. (NYSE: MNR) and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) are both financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Monmouth R.E. Inv. and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monmouth R.E. Inv. $97.66 million 13.16 $40.27 million $0.32 52.44
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust $313.26 million 7.01 $119.33 million $0.30 93.23

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Monmouth R.E. Inv.. Monmouth R.E. Inv. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Monmouth R.E. Inv. has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Monmouth R.E. Inv. and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monmouth R.E. Inv. 0 1 4 0 2.80
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 1 1 2 0 2.25

Monmouth R.E. Inv. currently has a consensus target price of $17.80, indicating a potential upside of 6.08%. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has a consensus target price of $30.33, indicating a potential upside of 8.45%. Given Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than Monmouth R.E. Inv..

Profitability

This table compares Monmouth R.E. Inv. and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monmouth R.E. Inv. 30.84% 7.65% 2.58%
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 7.10% 2.10% 0.98%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.1% of Monmouth R.E. Inv. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.6% of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Monmouth R.E. Inv. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Monmouth R.E. Inv. pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Monmouth R.E. Inv. pays out 212.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Monmouth R.E. Inv. has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Monmouth R.E. Inv. beats Washington Real Estate Investment Trust on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Monmouth R.E. Inv.

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is the ownership of real estate. Its investment focus is to own single tenant, industrial buildings and leased to investment-grade tenants or their subsidiaries on long-term net leases. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT investment securities. Its assets are situated near airports, transportation hubs and manufacturing plants. The Company’s property portfolio consists of approximately 109 properties located across 30 states, containing a total of approximately 18.9 million rentable square feet.

About Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of the ownership and operation of real property in the greater Washington metro region. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multifamily buildings and retail centers. The Company’s segments include office, multifamily and retail. The Company’s office properties provide office space for various types of businesses and professions. The Company’s multifamily properties provide rental housing for individuals and families throughout the Washington metro region. Its retail properties are typically grocery store anchored neighborhood centers that include other small shop tenants or regional power centers with various junior box tenants. As of April 4, 2017, it owned a diversified portfolio of 50 properties, totaling approximately 6.0 million square feet of commercial space and 4,480 residential units, and land held for development.

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