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Bluerock Residential Growth REIT

Executive Summary

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE American: BRG) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on developing and acquiring a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality highly amenitized live/work/play apartment communities in demographically attractive knowledge economy growth markets to appeal to the renter by choice. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Second-rate dividend payer with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Bluerock Residential Growth REIT's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BRG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.4%

BRG

-3.5%

US REITs

-2.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-32.4%

BRG

-16.4%

US REITs

18.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BRG underperformed the US REITs industry which returned -15.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BRG underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BRGIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.4%-3.5%-2.4%
30 Day9.0%-0.5%4.2%
90 Day6.7%0.3%6.3%
1 Year-26.4%-32.4%-13.0%-16.4%20.9%18.2%
3 Year-11.4%-28.8%12.8%-0.4%41.2%31.8%
5 Year7.0%-29.1%37.3%9.7%84.8%63.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Bluerock Residential Growth REIT's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Bluerock Residential Growth REIT undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

10.0%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BRG ($8.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($9.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BRG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BRG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (242.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (34x).

PE vs Market: BRG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (242.4x) compared to the US market (19x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BRG's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BRG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Bluerock Residential Growth REIT forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

-67.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BRG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-67.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: BRG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-67.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BRG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BRG's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BRG's revenue (0.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BRG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Bluerock Residential Growth REIT performed over the past 5 years?

-28.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BRG has a large one-off gain of $85.5M impacting its June 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: BRG became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BRG has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -28.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: BRG has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BRG has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the REITs industry (3.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BRG's Return on Equity (7.6%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Bluerock Residential Growth REIT's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BRG's short term assets ($440.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($110.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: BRG's short term assets ($440.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BRG's debt to equity ratio (166.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BRG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 102.6% to 166.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BRG's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.2%).

Interest Coverage: BRG's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Bluerock Residential Growth REIT current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

7.88%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BRG's dividend (7.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: BRG's dividend (7.88%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.66%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BRG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: BRG has only been paying a dividend for 6 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: BRG is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BRG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (83% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

R. Kamfar (57 yo)

12.17yrs

Tenure

US$2,619,892

Compensation

Mr. R. Ramin Kamfar serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Bluerock Enhanced Multifamily Advisor, LLC since October 31, 2013. Previously, Mr. Kamfar served as the Chief Executive Officer at Bluerock Enha ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: R.'s total compensation ($USD2.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.27M).

Compensation vs Earnings: R.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
R. Kamfar
Chairman & CEO12.17yrsUS$2.62m0.28%
$ 708.6k
Jordan Ruddy
President & COO3yrsUS$1.30m0.094%
$ 236.6k
Christopher Vohs
CFO & Treasurer7.75yrsUS$593.15k0.010%
$ 26.2k
James Babb
Chief Investment Officerno dataUS$1.36m0.083%
$ 207.7k
Michael Konig
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary15.83yrsUS$1.30m0.035%
$ 88.3k
Ryan MacDonald
Chief Acquisitions Officerno dataUS$1.30m0.029%
$ 72.8k
Josh Hoffman
Senior Vice President of Operationsno datano datano data
Brian Bailey
no dataUS$137.00k0%
$ 0
Michael DiFranco
Executive Vice President of Operations1.5yrsUS$286.85k0.0030%
$ 7.6k
Gary Kachadurian
2.25yrsno datano data

5.4yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BRG's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
R. Kamfar
Chairman & CEO12.17yrsUS$2.62m0.28%
$ 708.6k
Elizabeth Harrison
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$115.00kno data
I. Majumder
Lead Independent Director3.42yrsUS$160.00k0.058%
$ 144.9k
Romano Tio
Independent Director11.75yrsUS$138.00k0.11%
$ 277.4k
Kamal Jafarnia
Independent Director1.33yrsUS$64.00kno data

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BRG's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BRG insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
  • Ticker: BRG
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Residential REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: US$251.494m
  • Market Cap: US$203.739m
  • Shares outstanding: 31.01m
  • Website: https://www.bluerockresidential.com

Location

  • Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
  • 1345 Avenue of the Americas
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10105
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BRGAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)YesClass A Common StockUSUSDMar 2014
BKODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A Common StockDEEURMar 2014
BRG.PRAAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)RED PFD SER AUSUSDOct 2015
BRG.PRCAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)PFD SER CUSUSDJul 2016
BRG.PRDAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)PFD SER DUSUSDOct 2016

Biography

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE American: BRG) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on developing and acquiring a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality highly amenitized liv ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/20 00:39
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.