Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH) and American Realty Investors (NYSE:ARL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Invitation Homes pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. American Realty Investors does not pay a dividend. Invitation Homes pays out 169.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Invitation Homes has a beta of -0.42, meaning that its stock price is 142% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Realty Investors has a beta of -0.41, meaning that its stock price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Invitation Homes and American Realty Investors’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Invitation Homes||$1.05 billion||10.79||-$105.33 million||$0.26||84.08|
|American Realty Investors||$126.22 million||1.76||-$8.43 million||N/A||N/A|
American Realty Investors has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Invitation Homes.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Invitation Homes and American Realty Investors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Realty Investors||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Invitation Homes currently has a consensus target price of $25.81, suggesting a potential upside of 18.08%. Given Invitation Homes’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Invitation Homes is more favorable than American Realty Investors.
This table compares Invitation Homes and American Realty Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Realty Investors||10.65%||-2.00%||-0.26%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.6% of American Realty Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Invitation Homes shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 87.9% of American Realty Investors shares are owned 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.
American Realty Investors beats Invitation Homes on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Invitation Homes
Invitation Homes is a leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, offering residents high-quality homes across America. With over 80,000 homes for lease in 17 markets across the country, Invitation Homes is meeting changing lifestyle demands by providing residents access to updated homes with features they value, such as close proximity to jobs and access to good schools. The Company's mission statement, "Together with you, we make a house a home," reflects its commitment to high-touch service that continuously enhances residents' living experiences and provides homes where individuals and families can thrive.
About American Realty Investors
American Realty Investors, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, and ownership of residential, hotel, and commercial real estate properties in the Southwestern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States. The company leases apartment units to residents; leases office, industrial, and retail space to various for-profit businesses, as well as local, state, and federal agencies; and sells properties and land. As of December 31, 2017, its portfolio include 51 residential apartment communities totaling 8,427 units; 7 commercial properties, including 5 office buildings and 2 retail centers; and a golf course. The company also owns or controls 3,613 acres of improved and unimproved land. American Realty Investors, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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