Contrasting Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) and CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A (CLPR)

CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A (NYSE:CLPR) and Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.0% of CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap shares are held by institutional investors. 36.6% of CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A and Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A 0 0 4 0 3.00
Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap 0 1 7 0 2.88

CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A presently has a consensus price target of $14.63, indicating a potential upside of 10.88%. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap has a consensus price target of $25.25, indicating a potential upside of 21.39%. Given Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap is more favorable than CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A.

Dividends

CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap pays out 125.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility and Risk

CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A and Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A $103.95 million 2.26 -$2.35 million $0.38 34.71
Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap $105.57 million 10.65 $30.85 million $1.05 19.81

Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap has higher revenue and earnings than CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A. Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A and Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A -4.42% -2.65% -0.45%
Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap 23.33% 8.84% 2.52%

Summary

Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap beats CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

CLIPPER Rlty In/SH 144A Company Profile

Clipper Realty Inc. (NYSE: CLPR) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company that acquires, owns, manages, operates and repositions multifamily residential and commercial properties in the New York metropolitan area, with a portfolio in Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information on the Company, please visit www.clipperrealty.com.

Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap Company Profile

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. provides capital and services to the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets in the United States. The company's projects include energy efficiency projects that reduce a building's or facility's energy usage or cost through enhancing or installing various building components, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as lighting, energy controls, roofs, windows, building shells, and/or combined heat and power systems. Its projects also comprise renewable energy projects, which deploy cleaner energy sources, such as solar and wind to generate power production; and other sustainable infrastructure projects, including upgraded transmission or distribution systems, water and storm water infrastructures, and seismic retrofits and other projects. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for U.S. 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. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.

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