Critical Comparison: Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) and Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:DRREF)

Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:DRREFGet Free Report) and Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESSGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust and Essex Property Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Essex Property Trust $1.67 billion 9.44 $405.83 million $6.31 38.90

Essex Property Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Essex Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Essex Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust and Essex Property Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust 0 0 1 0 3.00
Essex Property Trust 3 9 5 0 2.12

Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust presently has a consensus price target of C$10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 52.21%. Essex Property Trust has a consensus price target of $242.39, suggesting a potential downside of 1.24%. Given Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than Essex Property Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust and Essex Property Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A
Essex Property Trust 24.31% 7.10% 3.29%

Summary

Essex Property Trust beats Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dream Residential Real Estate Investment Trust

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Dream Residential REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established and governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT owns an initial portfolio of 16 garden-style multi-residential properties, consisting of 3,432 units primarily located in three markets across the Sunbelt and Midwest regions of the United States.

About Essex Property Trust

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Essex Property Trust, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily residential properties in selected West Coast markets. Essex currently has ownership interests in 252 apartment communities comprising approximately 62,000 apartment homes with an additional property in active development.

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