Financial Review: Charter Hall Group (OTCMKTS:CTOUF) vs. Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR)

Charter Hall Group (OTCMKTS:CTOUF) and Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Charter Hall Group and Ladder Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Charter Hall Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ladder Capital 1 0 3 1 2.80

Ladder Capital has a consensus target price of $12.83, suggesting a potential upside of 6.68%. Given Ladder Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ladder Capital is more favorable than Charter Hall Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.5% of Ladder Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Ladder Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Charter Hall Group and Ladder Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Charter Hall Group N/A N/A N/A
Ladder Capital 5.35% 0.80% 0.22%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Charter Hall Group and Ladder Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Charter Hall Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ladder Capital $379.80 million 3.97 -$14.44 million $0.13 92.55

Charter Hall Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ladder Capital.

Summary

Ladder Capital beats Charter Hall Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Charter Hall Group

With over 30 years' experience in property investment and funds management, we're one of Australia's leading fully integrated property groups. We use our property expertise to access, deploy, manage and invest equity across our core sectors Â- office, retail, industrial & logistics and social infrastructure. Operating with prudence, we've carefully curated a $41.8 billion plus diverse portfolio of over 1100 high quality, long leased properties. Partnership and financial discipline are at the heart of our approach. Acting in the best interest of customers and communities, we combine insight and inventiveness to unlock hidden value. Taking a long term view, our $6.8 billion development pipeline delivers sustainable, technologically enabled projects for our customers. The impacts of what we do are far-reaching. From helping businesses succeed by supporting their evolving workplace needs, to providing investors with superior returns for a better retirement, we're powered by the drive to go further.

About Ladder Capital

Ladder Capital Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of commercial real estate finance services. It operates through the following segments: Loans, Securities, Real Estate, and Corporate and Other. The Loans segment includes mortgage loan receivables held for investment and mortgage loan receivables held for sale. The Securities segment comprises of all of the company’s activities related to commercial real estate securities, as well as investments in commercial mortgage-backed securities, United States agency securities, corporate bonds, and equity securities. The Real Estate segment consists of net leased properties, office buildings, a mobile home community, a warehouse, a shopping centre, and condominium units. The Corporate and Other segment represents the company’s investments in joint ventures, other asset management activities, and operating expenses. The company was founded by Pamela McCormack, Robert Perelman and Brian Harris in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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