Head-To-Head Survey: NexPoint Residential Trust (NXRT) & Its Rivals

NexPoint Residential Trust (NYSE: NXRT) is one of 45 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare NexPoint Residential Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for NexPoint Residential Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NexPoint Residential Trust 0 1 4 0 2.80
NexPoint Residential Trust Competitors 187 1229 1283 31 2.42

NexPoint Residential Trust presently has a consensus target price of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 1.98%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 23.18%. Given NexPoint Residential Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NexPoint Residential Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares NexPoint Residential Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NexPoint Residential Trust 40.80% 24.54% 5.43%
NexPoint Residential Trust Competitors 25.71% 5.41% 2.03%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.5% of NexPoint Residential Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.6% of NexPoint Residential Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NexPoint Residential Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
NexPoint Residential Trust $132.85 million $21.88 million 10.09
NexPoint Residential Trust Competitors $721.30 million $355.95 million -38.48

NexPoint Residential Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NexPoint Residential Trust. NexPoint Residential Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

NexPoint Residential Trust has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NexPoint Residential Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

NexPoint Residential Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. NexPoint Residential Trust pays out 32.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 158.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

NexPoint Residential Trust beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About NexPoint Residential Trust

NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. is an externally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s investment objectives are to maximize the cash flow and value of properties owned, acquire properties with cash flow growth potential, provide quarterly cash distributions and achieve long-term capital appreciation for its stockholders through targeted management and a value-add program. The Company is focused on multifamily investments primarily located in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. All of the Company’s business operations are conducted through NexPoint Residential Trust Operating Partnership, L.P. (OP). The sole limited partner of the OP is the Company. Its subsidiary, NexPoint Residential Trust Operating Partnership GP, LLC, is the sole general partner of the OP. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 39 properties representing 12,965 units in eight states, including two Parked Assets. The Company’s advisor is NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, L.P.

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