Reviewing Arbor Realty Trust Inc. (ABR)’s and Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP)’s results

We are contrasting Arbor Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE:ABR) and Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) on their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. They both are REIT – Diversified companies, competing one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arbor Realty Trust Inc. 13 2.89 N/A 1.33 9.19
Lexington Realty Trust 9 6.47 N/A 1.08 9.16

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Arbor Realty Trust Inc. and Lexington Realty Trust. Lexington Realty Trust appears to has lower revenue and earnings than Arbor Realty Trust Inc. Company that presently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Arbor Realty Trust Inc. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 has Arbor Realty Trust Inc. and Lexington Realty Trust’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arbor Realty Trust Inc. 0.00% 13.9% 2.3%
Lexington Realty Trust 0.00% 0% 0%

Risk and Volatility

A 0.59 beta indicates that Arbor Realty Trust Inc. is 41.00% less volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500. Lexington Realty Trust’s 6.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.94 beta.

Analyst Ratings

Recommendations and Ratings for Arbor Realty Trust Inc. and Lexington Realty Trust can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arbor Realty Trust Inc. 0 1 1 2.50
Lexington Realty Trust 0 0 1 3.00

Arbor Realty Trust Inc.’s upside potential currently stands at 2.85% and an $13 average target price. Lexington Realty Trust on the other hand boasts of a $11 average target price and a 6.90% potential upside. The results provided earlier shows that Lexington Realty Trust appears more favorable than Arbor Realty Trust Inc., based on analyst belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both Arbor Realty Trust Inc. and Lexington Realty Trust are owned by institutional investors at 55.3% and 92.7% respectively. Arbor Realty Trust Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 3.8%. Competitively, 1.3% are Lexington Realty Trust’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Arbor Realty Trust Inc. 0.49% -0.08% -10.43% 2.96% 8.78% 21.05%
Lexington Realty Trust 1.65% 5.9% 9.42% 4.33% 14.37% 20.22%

For the past year Arbor Realty Trust Inc. was more bullish than Lexington Realty Trust.

Summary

On 9 of the 11 factors Arbor Realty Trust Inc. beats Lexington Realty Trust.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The company primarily invests in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, and preferred and direct equity, as well as real estate-related notes and various mortgage-related securities. It offers bridge financing products to borrowers who seek short-term capital to be used in an acquisition of property; mezzanine financing in the form of loans that are subordinate to a conventional first mortgage loan and senior to the borrower's equity in a transaction; junior participation financing in the form of a junior participating interest in the senior debt; and financing by making preferred equity investments in entities that directly or indirectly own real property. 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. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Uniondale, New York.

Lexington Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It owns a diversified portfolio of equity and debt investments in single tenant commercial properties. The Lexington Realty Trust was founded in 1986 and is based in New York City.

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