Comparing Franklin BSP Realty Trust (NYSE:FBRT) & Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR)

based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability. Franklin BSP Realty Trust is a better stock than Ladder Capital.

Which is the best stock among these two small-cap finance firms? We will compare these two companies based on their analyst ratings, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Franklin BSP Realty Trust's beta is 1.5, which means that its share price fluctuates 50% more than the S&P 500. MarketBeat has reported on recent price targets and recommendations for Franklin BSP Realty Trust, and Ladder Capital.

Sell Ratings

Hold Ratings

Buy Ratings

Strong Buy Ratings

Rating Score

Franklin BSP Realty Trust






Ladder Capital






Franklin BSP Realty Trust has a current consensus target price at $14.75. This suggests a potential upside growth of 9.99%. Ladder Capital's consensus target price is $11.25, which suggests a potential gain of 16.94%. Analysts clearly believe Ladder Capital has a higher potential upside than Franklin BSP Realty Trust, given its higher probable price.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Franklin BSP Realty Trust and Ladder Capital in terms of revenue, earnings per shares and valuation.

Gross Revenue

Price/Sales Ratio

Net Income

Earnings per Share

Price/Earnings ratio

Franklin BSP Realty Trust

$201.65 Million


14:43 millions



Ladder Capital

$544.59 Million


$142.22 million



Ladder Capital's revenue and earnings are higher than Franklin BSP Realty Trust. Ladder Capital has a lower Price-to-Earnings Ratio than Franklin BSP Realty Trust. This indicates that the stock is more affordable.


Franklin BSP Realty Trust has a dividend yield 10.6% and pays an annual dividend per share of $1.42. Ladder Capital has a dividend yield 9.6% and pays an annual dividend per share of $0.92. Franklin BSP Realty Trust distributes 236.7% its earnings as a dividend. This suggests that it may not be able to pay its dividend in the future. Ladder Capital distributes 78.6% its earnings as a dividend. This suggests that it may not be able to pay its dividend in the future. Ladder Capital's dividend has been increasing for 1 year in a row.

Insiders and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors hold 57.4% Franklin BSP Realty Trust's shares. Comparatively 59.1% Ladder Capital's shares are owned by institutional investors. Insiders own 0.3% of Franklin BSP Realty Trust. Comparatively 11,7% of Ladder Capital's shares are owned by insiders. A high level of institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large money managers believe the company will perform better than the market in the long run.


This table compares the net margins of Franklin BSP Realty Trust with Ladder's return on equity, and return on assets.

Net Margins

Return on Equity

Return on Assets

Franklin BSP Realty Trust




Ladder Capital




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Ladder Capital is better than Franklin BSP Realty Trust in 10 out of 17 factors.

Franklin BSP Realty Trust

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Benefit Street Partners is a self managed real estate investment trust. BSP generates income by investing in a portfolio of leveraged residential mortgage pass-through security consisting of almost exclusively adjustable-rate mortgage securities (ARMs) issued and guaranteed either by the Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, (together the GSEs), or an agency of federal government called Government National Mortgage Association. BSP's strategy focuses on managing a residential mortgage portfolio consisting of almost exclusively ARM Agency Securities. At December 31, 2012 the securities of the Company consisted of Agency Securities that were classified as being available for sale and Residential Mortgage Securities that were classified as being held to maturity.

Ladder Capital

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Ladder Capital Corp., a holding firm, provides commercial real estate financing services. It is divided into four segments: Securities, Real Estate and Corporate and Other. The Loans segment includes both mortgage loan receivables for investment as well as mortgage loan receipts for sale. Securities includes all activities of the company related to commercial real-estate securities as well as investments made in United States agency securities and corporate bonds. Real Estate includes net-leased properties, student housing portfolios and hotels. It also includes industrial buildings, shopping centers, condominium units, and shopping centers. The Corporate and Others segment includes the company's joint ventures, asset management, and operational expenses. offers a FREE daily email newsletter