5 Hold-Rated Dividend Stocks: TWO, HME, PDM, PCG, WRI
- HOME PROPERTIES INC has improved earnings per share by 22.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, HOME PROPERTIES INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.36 versus $0.81 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.54 versus $1.36).
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 9.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for HOME PROPERTIES INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 34.64%. Regardless of HME's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, HME's net profit margin of 15.00% is significantly lower than the industry average.
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 31.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $36.41 million to $25.04 million.
- You can view the full Home Properties Ratings Report.
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