TPG RE Finance Trust (NYSE:TRTX) & Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) Head to Head Review

TPG RE Finance Trust (NYSE:TRTX) and Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TPG RE Finance Trust and Camden Property Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TPG RE Finance Trust $266.90 million 5.39 $106.94 million $1.70 11.59
Camden Property Trust $954.51 million 11.44 $156.12 million $4.77 23.64

Camden Property Trust has higher revenue and earnings than TPG RE Finance Trust. TPG RE Finance Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Camden Property Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

TPG RE Finance Trust has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camden Property Trust has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.3% of TPG RE Finance Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of TPG RE Finance Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Camden Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares TPG RE Finance Trust and Camden Property Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TPG RE Finance Trust 37.63% 8.38% 2.36%
Camden Property Trust 16.05% 4.48% 2.51%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for TPG RE Finance Trust and Camden Property Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TPG RE Finance Trust 0 0 1 0 3.00
Camden Property Trust 0 6 9 0 2.60

TPG RE Finance Trust presently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 9.08%. Camden Property Trust has a consensus price target of $104.36, indicating a potential downside of 7.46%. Given TPG RE Finance Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe TPG RE Finance Trust is more favorable than Camden Property Trust.

Dividends

TPG RE Finance Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Camden Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. TPG RE Finance Trust pays out 101.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Camden Property Trust pays out 67.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Camden Property Trust has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Camden Property Trust beats TPG RE Finance Trust on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

TPG RE Finance Trust Company Profile

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc., a commercial real estate finance company, originates, acquires, and manages commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt instruments in North America. It invests in commercial mortgage loans; and subordinate mortgage interests, mezzanine loans, secured real estate securities, note financing, preferred equity, and miscellaneous debt instruments secured by properties primarily in the office, mixed use, multifamily, industrial, retail, and hospitality real estate sectors. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.

Camden Property Trust Company Profile

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 161 properties containing 55,160 apartment homes across the United States. Upon completion of 6 properties currently under development, the Company's portfolio will increase to 56,858 apartment homes in 167 properties. Camden was recently named by FORTUNE® Magazine for the eleventh consecutive year as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, ranking #24.

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