Critical Survey: Home Properties (NYSE:HME) and Its Competitors

Home Properties (NYSE: HME) is one of 42 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Home Properties to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Home Properties and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Home Properties N/A N/A 32.43
Home Properties Competitors $710.57 million $132.96 million 165.55

Home Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Home Properties. Home Properties 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.


This table compares Home Properties and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Properties 18.18% 6.60% 2.87%
Home Properties Competitors 18.81% 3.91% 1.48%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Home Properties and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Home Properties Competitors 206 1298 1327 34 2.42

As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.08%. Given Home Properties’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Home Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Home Properties competitors beat Home Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Home Properties Company Profile

Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.

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