Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) and Highwoods Properties (NYSE:HIW) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitabiliy.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Brandywine Realty Trust and Highwoods Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Brandywine Realty Trust $512.29 million 5.78 $227.17 million $0.08 212.40 Highwoods Properties $683.61 million 7.83 $366.80 million $1.24 41.79
Highwoods Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Brandywine Realty Trust. Highwoods Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brandywine Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Highwoods Properties has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership