Head to Head Analysis: Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) and The Competition

Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY) is one of 66 publicly-traded companies in the “Real Estate Development & Operations” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Brookfield Property Partners to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Brookfield Property Partners has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookfield Property Partners’ competitors have a beta of 0.58, meaning that their average share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.7% of Brookfield Property Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 41.1% of shares of all “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Property Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Property Partners 11.89% 1.66% 0.70%
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors -1.43% -0.50% 1.75%

Dividends

Brookfield Property Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Brookfield Property Partners pays out 491.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 42.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Brookfield Property Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Property Partners 0 2 2 0 2.50
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors 154 364 818 9 2.51

Brookfield Property Partners currently has a consensus target price of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 14.60%. As a group, “Real Estate Development & Operations” companies have a potential upside of 30.25%. Given Brookfield Property Partners’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Brookfield Property Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brookfield Property Partners and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Property Partners $5.19 billion $660.00 million 91.50
Brookfield Property Partners Competitors $438.08 million $33.80 million 1,313.54

Brookfield Property Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Brookfield Property Partners 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.

Summary

Brookfield Property Partners competitors beat Brookfield Property Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Brookfield Property Partners Company Profile

Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is a diversified global real estate company. The Company owns, operates and develops a portfolio of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, triple net lease, self-storage and student housing assets. Its partnership is Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s public commercial property entity and the primary vehicle through which it invests in real estate on a global basis. It operates through four segments: Core Office, Core Retail, Opportunistic and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Office segment consisted of interests in 142 office properties totaling 99 million square feet. As of December 31, 2016, its Core Retail segment consisted of interests in 127 regional malls and urban retail properties. As of December 31, 2016, its Opportunistic segment consisted of 107 office properties comprising approximately 29 million square feet of office space in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Asia.

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