Comparing Pure Multi-Family REIT (PMULF) & Investors Real Estate Trust Reit (IRET)

Pure Multi-Family REIT (OTCMKTS:PMULF) and Investors Real Estate Trust Reit (NYSE:IRET) are both real estate companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.5% of Investors Real Estate Trust Reit shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Investors Real Estate Trust Reit shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Pure Multi-Family REIT and Investors Real Estate Trust Reit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pure Multi-Family REIT N/A N/A N/A
Investors Real Estate Trust Reit 63.45% -5.78% -2.42%

Dividends

Investors Real Estate Trust Reit pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Pure Multi-Family REIT does not pay a dividend. Investors Real Estate Trust Reit pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pure Multi-Family REIT and Investors Real Estate Trust Reit’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pure Multi-Family REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Investors Real Estate Trust Reit $169.74 million 4.13 $116.78 million $3.80 15.42

Investors Real Estate Trust Reit has higher revenue and earnings than Pure Multi-Family REIT.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Pure Multi-Family REIT and Investors Real Estate Trust Reit, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pure Multi-Family REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Investors Real Estate Trust Reit 0 1 1 0 2.50

Summary

Investors Real Estate Trust Reit beats Pure Multi-Family REIT on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pure Multi-Family REIT

Pure Multi-Family is a Canadian based, publicly traded vehicle which offers investors exclusive exposure to attractive, institutional quality U.S. multi-family real estate assets.

About Investors Real Estate Trust Reit

IRET is a real estate company focused on the ownership, management, acquisition, redevelopment, and development of apartment communities. As of December 31, 2018, IRET owned interests in 87 apartment communities consisting of 13,702 apartment homes. IRET's common shares and Series C preferred shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE symbols: IRET and IRET PRC, respectively).

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