Clipper Realty (NYSE:CLPR – Get Rating) and Alpine Income Property Trust (NYSE:PINE – Get 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|
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|
|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.
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|
|Alpine Income Property Trust||76.98%||13.42%||6.01%|
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.
Alpine Income Property Trust beats Clipper Realty on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Clipper Realty
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
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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