Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) is one of 78 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Federal Realty Investment Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Federal Realty Investment Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federal Realty Investment Trust 1 2 7 0 2.60
Federal Realty Investment Trust Competitors 649 2584 2227 24 2.30

Federal Realty Investment Trust currently has a consensus price target of $140.44, suggesting a potential upside of 6.55%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.23%. Given Federal Realty Investment Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Federal Realty Investment Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Federal Realty Investment Trust has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federal Realty Investment Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Federal Realty Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $4.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Federal Realty Investment Trust pays out 97.6% 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. Federal Realty Investment Trust has raised its dividend for 49 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Federal Realty Investment Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federal Realty Investment Trust 35.50% 13.28% 4.82%
Federal Realty Investment Trust Competitors 54.62% 6.88% 3.95%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.8% of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Federal Realty Investment Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Federal Realty Investment Trust $801.59 million $249.91 million 32.15
Federal Realty Investment Trust Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 434.07

Federal Realty Investment Trust has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Federal Realty Investment Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Federal Realty Investment Trust beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Federal Realty Investment Trust

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties located primarily in affluent communities in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, as well as in California and South Florida. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had an interest in community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties, which operated as 96 retail real estate projects and included approximately 22.6 million square feet. As of December 31, 2016, its 96 retail shopping center and mixed-use properties were located in 12 states and the District of Columbia. As of December 31, 2016, there were approximately 2,900 leases with tenants providing a range of retail products and services. These tenants range from sole proprietorships to national retailers, or corporate group of tenants.

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