Associated Estates Realty (AEC) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

Associated Estates Realty (NYSE: AEC) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Associated Estates Realty to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Associated Estates Realty 60.04% 18.10% 7.71%
Associated Estates Realty Competitors 19.13% 3.97% 1.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Associated Estates Realty and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Associated Estates Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Associated Estates Realty Competitors 206 1298 1326 34 2.41

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 14.82%. Given Associated Estates Realty’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Associated Estates Realty has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Associated Estates Realty and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Associated Estates Realty N/A N/A 23.96
Associated Estates Realty Competitors $710.57 million $132.96 million 163.29

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


Associated Estates Realty rivals beat Associated Estates Realty on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Associated Estates Realty Company Profile

Associated Estates Realty Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of multifamily apartment units. It specializes in multifamily ownership, operation, acquisition, development, disposition and property management activities. Its operating portfolio consists of approximately 49 apartment communities containing around 12,734 units in eight states that are owned, either directly or indirectly, through its subsidiaries. It also owns a commercial building in Los Angeles, California containing approximately 78,800 total square feet of office and commercial space. The Company also earns revenue from rental payments from the leasing of apartment units. It owns a taxable REIT subsidiary, which performs construction management services in connection with the development of multifamily properties that it owns, including consolidated and unconsolidated joint ventures.

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