Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) and Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Highwoods Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 800.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Highwoods Properties pays out 141.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brandywine Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Brandywine Realty Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Risk & Volatility
Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.05,