Comparing Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPR) & Alpine Income Property Trust (NYSE:PINE)

Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPRGet Rating) and Alpine Income Property Trust (NYSE:PINEGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.2% of Clipper Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.6% of Alpine Income Property Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 40.0% of Clipper Realty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Alpine Income Property Trust shares 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Clipper Realty and Alpine Income Property Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clipper Realty $122.73 million 0.99 -$7.59 million ($0.41) -18.37
Alpine Income Property Trust $30.13 million 7.39 $9.96 million $2.47 7.57

Alpine Income Property Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Clipper Realty. Clipper Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alpine Income Property Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Clipper Realty and Alpine Income Property Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clipper Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alpine Income Property Trust 0 1 3 0 2.75

Alpine Income Property Trust has a consensus price target of $20.75, suggesting a potential upside of 10.96%. Given Alpine Income Property Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alpine Income Property Trust is more favorable than Clipper Realty.

Volatility & Risk

Clipper Realty has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alpine Income Property Trust has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Clipper Realty and Alpine Income Property Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clipper Realty -4.59% -10.61% -0.48%
Alpine Income Property Trust 76.98% 13.42% 6.01%

Dividends

Clipper Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Alpine Income Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Clipper Realty pays out -92.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Alpine Income Property Trust pays out 44.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Alpine Income Property Trust has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Alpine Income Property Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Alpine Income Property Trust beats Clipper Realty on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Clipper Realty

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Clipper Realty Inc. (NYSE: CLPR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company that acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multifamily residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

About Alpine Income Property Trust

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Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PINE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality single-tenant net leased commercial income properties.

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