Head-To-Head Survey: InvenTrust Properties (NYSE:IVT) versus Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR)

InvenTrust Properties (NYSE:IVTGet Free Report) and Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADRGet Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

InvenTrust Properties has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ladder Capital has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.7% of InvenTrust Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.3% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of InvenTrust Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of Ladder Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

InvenTrust Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Ladder Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. InvenTrust Properties pays out 1,125.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ladder Capital pays out 113.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. InvenTrust Properties has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Ladder Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares InvenTrust Properties and Ladder Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InvenTrust Properties $258.68 million 6.40 $5.27 million $0.08 305.35
Ladder Capital $534.41 million 2.58 $101.12 million $0.81 13.43

Ladder Capital has higher revenue and earnings than InvenTrust Properties. Ladder Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than InvenTrust Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares InvenTrust Properties and Ladder Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InvenTrust Properties 2.04% 0.33% 0.21%
Ladder Capital 18.92% 9.70% 2.64%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for InvenTrust Properties and Ladder Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InvenTrust Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ladder Capital 0 0 3 0 3.00

InvenTrust Properties presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.45%. Ladder Capital has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.29%. Given Ladder Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ladder Capital is more favorable than InvenTrust Properties.

Summary

Ladder Capital beats InvenTrust Properties on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About InvenTrust Properties

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InvenTrust Properties Corp. (the "Company," "IVT," or "InvenTrust") is a premier Sun Belt, multi-tenant essential retail REIT that owns, leases, redevelops, acquires and manages grocery-anchored neighborhood and community centers as well as high-quality power centers that often have a grocery component. Management pursues the Company's business strategy by acquiring retail properties in Sun Belt markets, opportunistically disposing of retail properties, maintaining a flexible capital structure, and enhancing environmental, social and governance ("ESG") practices and standards. A trusted, local operator bringing real estate expertise to its tenant relationships, IVT has built a strong reputation with market participants across its portfolio. IVT is committed to leadership in ESG practices and has been a Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark ("GRESB") member since 2013.

About Ladder Capital

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Ladder Capital Corp operates as an internally-managed real estate investment trust in the United States. It operates through three segments: Loans, Securities, and Real Estate. The Loans segment originates conduit first mortgage loans that are secured by cash-flowing commercial real estate; and originates and invests in balance sheet first mortgage loans secured by commercial real estate properties that are undergoing transition, including lease-up, sell-out, and renovation or repositioning. It also invests in note purchase financings, subordinated debt, mezzanine debt, and other structured finance products related to commercial real estate. The Securities segment invests in commercial mortgage-backed securities, U.S. treasury and agency, corporate bonds, and equity securities. The Real Estate segment owns and invests in a portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties, such as leased properties, office buildings, student housing portfolios, hotels, industrial buildings, shopping center, and condominium units. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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