Analyzing EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) and United Development Funding IV (OTCMKTS:UDFI)

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPRGet Free Report) and United Development Funding IV (OTCMKTS:UDFIGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares EPR Properties and United Development Funding IV’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EPR Properties $705.67 million 4.44 $173.05 million $1.97 21.02
United Development Funding IV N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

EPR Properties has higher revenue and earnings than United Development Funding IV.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.1% of EPR Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of EPR Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of United Development Funding IV shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for EPR Properties and United Development Funding IV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EPR Properties 1 6 3 0 2.20
United Development Funding IV 0 0 0 0 N/A

EPR Properties currently has a consensus price target of $48.55, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Given EPR Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EPR Properties is more favorable than United Development Funding IV.

Profitability

This table compares EPR Properties and United Development Funding IV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EPR Properties 24.52% 6.96% 3.03%
United Development Funding IV N/A N/A N/A

Summary

EPR Properties beats United Development Funding IV on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EPR Properties

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EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is the leading diversified experiential net lease real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in select enduring experiential properties in the real estate industry. We focus on real estate venues that create value by facilitating out of home leisure and recreation experiences where consumers choose to spend their discretionary time and money. We have total assets of approximately $5.7 billion (after accumulated depreciation of approximately $1.4 billion) across 44 states. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry, property and tenant level cash flow standards. We believe our focused approach provides a competitive advantage and the potential for stable and attractive returns.

About United Development Funding IV

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United Development Funding IV invests in secured loans for the acquisition and development of land into single-family home lots, and the construction of model and new single-family homes. It also makes equity investments in residential real estate. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. United Development Funding IV was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.

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