Comparing Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:MGRUF)
Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA – Get Rating) and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:MGRUF – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Easterly Government Properties and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Easterly Government Properties||$274.86 million||6.36||$30.06 million||$0.35||55.06|
|Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Easterly Government Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust.
This table compares Easterly Government Properties and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Easterly Government Properties||10.78%||2.18%||1.13%|
|Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.6% of Easterly Government Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.3% of Easterly Government Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Easterly Government Properties and Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Easterly Government Properties||0||3||1||0||2.25|
|Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust||1||2||0||0||1.67|
Easterly Government Properties currently has a consensus target price of $24.50, suggesting a potential upside of 27.14%. Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust has a consensus target price of $5.88, suggesting a potential upside of 43.29%. Given Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than Easterly Government Properties.
Easterly Government Properties beats Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Easterly Government Properties (Get Rating)
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased to such agencies either directly or through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
About Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (Get Rating)
The Trust is a closed-end real estate investment trust, which owns a diversified portfolio of 47 retail, office and industrial income producing properties in Canada with a book value of $2.6 billion and approximately 8.3 million square feet of leasable space.
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