Financial Survey: Regency Centers (NASDAQ:REG) & Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDNGet Free Report) and Regency Centers (NASDAQ:REGGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Brandywine Realty Trust and Regency Centers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brandywine Realty Trust 0 2 2 0 2.50
Regency Centers 0 2 9 0 2.82

Brandywine Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $5.63, indicating a potential upside of 21.36%. Regency Centers has a consensus target price of $70.09, indicating a potential upside of 13.86%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Brandywine Realty Trust is more favorable than Regency Centers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and Regency Centers’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brandywine Realty Trust $514.65 million 1.55 -$196.79 million ($1.22) -3.80
Regency Centers $1.32 billion 8.60 $364.56 million $2.05 30.03

Regency Centers has higher revenue and earnings than Brandywine Realty Trust. Brandywine Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Regency Centers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regency Centers has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.9%. Regency Centers pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out -49.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Regency Centers pays out 130.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Regency Centers has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Brandywine Realty Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.3% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.1% of Regency Centers shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Regency Centers shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and Regency Centers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brandywine Realty Trust -40.61% -14.62% -5.42%
Regency Centers 27.31% 5.52% 3.10%

Summary

Regency Centers beats Brandywine Realty Trust on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

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Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 160 properties and 22.6 million square feet as of September 30, 2023 which excludes assets held for sale. Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together.

About Regency Centers

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Regency Centers is a preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers located in suburban trade areas with compelling demographics. Our portfolio includes thriving properties merchandised with highly productive grocers, restaurants, service providers, and best-in-class retailers that connect to their neighborhoods, communities, and customers. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency Centers is a qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) that is self-administered, self-managed, and an S&P 500 Index member.

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