Klépierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) vs. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) Financial Analysis

Klépierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) and Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Klépierre and Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Klépierre N/A N/A N/A
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 40.54% 10.64% 1.32%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.8% of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Klépierre has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Klépierre and Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Klépierre 6 4 1 0 1.55
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has a consensus target price of $13.25, indicating a potential upside of 16.43%. Given Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT is more favorable than Klépierre.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Klépierre and Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Klépierre $966.53 million 6.61 -$897.51 million N/A N/A
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT $17.35 million 8.47 $20.11 million N/A N/A

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Klépierre.

Summary

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT beats Klépierre on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Klépierre

Klépierre SA operates as a real estate investment trust which focuses primarily on shopping centers. It operates through the following geographic segments: France-Belgium, Scandinavia, Italy, Iberia, Netherlands, Germany, and CE & Turkey. Its portfolio includes Field’s, Hoog Catharijne, Prado, Rives d’Arcins, L’esplanade, Centre Bourse, Milanofiori, Allum, Colombia, Okernsenteret, Viva, Galleria Boulevard, and Place d’Armes. The company was founded in November 1990 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

About Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the acquisition, investment, and management of residential mortgage and real estate-related assets. It manages a portfolio, which consists of non-agency and agency residential mortgage-backed securities and acquires other target assets, such as residential whole mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, mortgage-related derivatives, and other asset-backed securities. The company was founded in August 2012 and is headquartered in Old Greenwich, CT.

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