Comparing American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) & its Peers

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is one of 43 public companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare American Homes 4 Rent to similar companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.7% of American Homes 4 Rent shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.9% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.8% of American Homes 4 Rent shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

American Homes 4 Rent pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. American Homes 4 Rent pays out -181.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 119.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

American Homes 4 Rent has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Homes 4 Rent’s rivals have a beta of 0.61, indicating that their average share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares American Homes 4 Rent and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Homes 4 Rent 3.82% 0.70% 0.43%
American Homes 4 Rent Competitors 17.27% 5.14% 1.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for American Homes 4 Rent and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Homes 4 Rent 0 3 3 0 2.50
American Homes 4 Rent Competitors 287 1331 1265 36 2.36

American Homes 4 Rent presently has a consensus target price of $24.80, indicating a potential upside of 11.01%. All “Residential REITs” companies have a potential downside of 0.73%. Given American Homes 4 Rent’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe American Homes 4 Rent is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American Homes 4 Rent and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
American Homes 4 Rent $934.38 million $473.25 million -203.09
American Homes 4 Rent Competitors $635.77 million $353.96 million 0.79

American Homes 4 Rent has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. American Homes 4 Rent is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

American Homes 4 Rent beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About American Homes 4 Rent

American Homes 4 Rent is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties. The Company’s primary objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its shareholders through dividends and capital appreciation by acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 48,422 single-family properties in 22 states, including 1,119 properties held for sale, and had an additional 47 properties in escrow that it intended to acquire. Its integrated operating platform offers property management, acquisitions, construction, marketing, leasing, financial and administrative functions. The Company may seek to invest in condominium units, townhouses and real estate-related debt investments. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Homes 4 Rent Advisor, LLC (the Advisor).

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