Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) and Dream Global REIT (OTCMKTS:DUNDF) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Piedmont Office Realty Trust and Dream Global REIT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Piedmont Office Realty Trust||$525.97 million||4.89||$130.29 million||$1.73||11.83|
|Dream Global REIT||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Piedmont Office Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Dream Global REIT.
This table compares Piedmont Office Realty Trust and Dream Global REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Piedmont Office Realty Trust||24.77%||7.47%||3.60%|
|Dream Global REIT||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Piedmont Office Realty Trust and Dream Global REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Piedmont Office Realty Trust||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Dream Global REIT||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Piedmont Office Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.08%. Given Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Piedmont Office Realty Trust is more favorable than Dream Global REIT.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
82.3% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Piedmont Office Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Dream Global REIT does not pay a dividend. Piedmont Office Realty Trust pays out 48.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Piedmont Office Realty Trust beats Dream Global REIT on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Piedmont Office Realty Trust Company Profile
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2).
Dream Global REIT Company Profile
Dream Global REIT is a real estate investment trust that provides investors with the opportunity to invest in commercial real estate exclusively outside of Canada. Dream Global REIT's portfolio currently consists of approximately 19.9 million square feet of gross leasable area of office, industrial and mixed-use properties across Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium.
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