KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc (KREF) Beta and Market Comparison: S&P500 vs KREF

After finishing at $9.86 in the prior trading day, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc (NYSE: KREF) closed at $9.77, down -0.91%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.09 from its previous closing price. On the day, 553898 shares were traded.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of KREF by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 4.98 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.35. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 4.31 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 3.03.

On April 28, 2021, JMP Securities Upgraded its rating to Mkt Outperform which previously was Mkt Perform but kept the price unchanged to $21.50.

JP Morgan Upgraded its Neutral to Overweight on February 09, 2021, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $19.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 08 ’24 when Salem Matthew A bought 26,000 shares for $9.72 per share. The transaction valued at 252,834 led to the insider holds 460,309 shares of the business.

Mattson W Patrick bought 10,000 shares of KREF for $97,200 on Feb 08 ’24. The President and COO now owns 308,446 shares after completing the transaction at $9.72 per share. On May 12 ’23, another insider, Lee Christen E.J., who serves as the Director of the company, bought 10,000 shares for $10.17 each. As a result, the insider paid 101,662 and bolstered with 15,000 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, KREF now has a Market Capitalization of 677.20M. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.03 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.48.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for KREF is 0.99, which has changed by -11.66% over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 27.27% over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, KREF has reached a high of $14.12, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $9.09. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 10.44, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 11.77.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 622.62K shares per day over the past 3-months and 405.53k shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 69.31M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 58.22M. Insiders hold about 16.00% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 57.91% stake in the company. Shares short for KREF as of Mar 15, 2024 were 1.07M with a Short Ratio of 1.72, compared to 1.73M on Feb 15, 2024. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.54% and a Short% of Float of 2.24%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, KREF’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.72, compared to 1.54 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 17.44%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 10.04%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 10.35.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 6 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.38 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.54 and a low estimate of $0.15, while EPS last year was $0.48. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is -$0.28, with high estimates of $0.4 and low estimates of -$0.79.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $1.55 and $0.11 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.71. EPS for the following year is $1.4, with 3 analysts recommending between $1.54 and $1.32.

Revenue Estimates

6 analysts predict $44.35M in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $50.5M to a low estimate of $39.9M. As of the current estimate, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc’s year-ago sales were $47.82M, an estimated decrease of -7.30% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 6 analysts are estimating revenue of $43.08M, a decrease of -2.00% over than the figure of -$7.30% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $49.7M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $38M.

A total of 6 analysts have provided revenue estimates for KREF’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $195.9M, while the lowest revenue estimate was $150.6M, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $169.97M. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $181.61M, down -6.40% from the average estimate. Based on 3 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $157.17M in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $186.8M and the low estimate is $139M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -7.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.

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