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How Does Urstadt Biddle Properties Compare to Its Peers?

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Urstadt Biddle Properties and its peers

In this article, we’ll compare Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) with its peers and a few of its ETFs:

  • The PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA), Vornado Realty Trust (VNO), Acadia Realty Trust (AKR), and Boston Properties (BXP) are 16.6x, 40.3x, 34.2x, and 32.1x, respectively, as of December 18, 2015.

  • The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Urstadt Biddle Properties, Vornado Realty Trust, Acadia Realty Trust, Apartment Investment & Management Company (AIV), and Boston Properties are 2.0x, 3.4x, 2.1x, 4.3x, and 3.3x, respectively.

Thus, these peers have outperformed Urstadt Biddle Properties based on PE and PBV ratios.

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ETFs that invest in Urstadt Biddle Properties

The PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio (KBWY) invests 3.3% of its holdings in Urstadt Biddle Properties. The ETF tracks a dividend yield–weighted index of small- and mid-cap equity REITs.

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XSLV) invests 0.97% of its holdings in Urstadt Biddle Properties. The ETF tracks a volatility-weighted index of the 120 least volatile securities from the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio (PSCF) invests 0.35% of its holdings in Urstadt Biddle Properties. The ETF tracks a market cap–weighted index of financial services companies in the US small-cap market.

Comparing Urstadt Biddle Properties and its ETFs

Now let’s compare Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) with these ETFs:

  • The YTD (year-to-date) price movements of UBA, KBWY, XSLV, and PSCF are -9.2%, -6.9%, 2.9%, and 0.38%, respectively.
  • The PE ratios of UBA, KBWY, XSLV, and PSCF are 16.6x, 42.6x, 23.3x, and 20.5x, respectively.
  • The PBV ratios of UBA, KBWY, XSLV, and PSCF are 2.0x, 1.6x, 1.7x, and 1.6x, respectively.

According to the above findings, these ETFs have outperformed Urstadt Biddle Properties based on price movement and PE ratio. However, Urstadt Biddle Properties is ahead of these ETFs based on PBV raio.

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