Comparing STORE Capital Corporation (STOR) and Its Peers

STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE: STOR) is one of 78 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare STORE Capital Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for STORE Capital Corporation and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
STORE Capital Corporation 0 5 9 0 2.64
STORE Capital Corporation Competitors 649 2584 2226 24 2.30

STORE Capital Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.77%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.21%. Given STORE Capital Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe STORE Capital Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.3% of STORE Capital Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of STORE Capital Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


STORE Capital Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. STORE Capital Corporation pays out 185.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.9% and pay out 185.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. STORE Capital Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


This table compares STORE Capital Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
STORE Capital Corporation 35.67% 5.35% 2.82%
STORE Capital Corporation Competitors 54.67% 6.90% 3.96%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares STORE Capital Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
STORE Capital Corporation $376.34 million $123.32 million 38.84
STORE Capital Corporation Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 558.58

STORE Capital Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than STORE Capital Corporation. STORE Capital Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


STORE Capital Corporation competitors beat STORE Capital Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About STORE Capital Corporation

STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, investment and management of single tenant operational real estate (STORE) properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio that consisted of investments in 1,660 property locations operated by 360 customers across 48 states. Its customers operate across a range of industries within the service, retail and manufacturing sectors of the United States economy, with restaurants, early childhood education centers, movie theaters, health clubs and furniture stores. The Company’s portfolio includes investments in approximately 1,330 property locations operated by over 300 customers across approximately 50 states. The Company provides real estate financing solutions principally to businesses that own STORE properties and operate within the broad-based service, retail and industrial sectors of the United States economy.

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