Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) & Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust $399.95 million -$11.34 million -8.67
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Competitors $725.19 million $230.98 million 21.27

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. Pennsylvania Real Estate 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.

Dividends

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust pays out -67.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 148.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust -16.35% -7.60% -2.34%
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Competitors 21.55% 5.39% 2.79%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.4% of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust 1 6 0 0 1.86
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Competitors 145 1034 1132 21 2.44

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust currently has a consensus target price of $13.83, indicating a potential upside of 28.68%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.29%. Given Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust rivals beat Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is owning and operating retail shopping malls, which it does primarily through operating partnership, PREIT Associates, L.P. (PREIT Associates). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition, redevelopment, development and disposition of shopping malls. The Company has a primary investment focus on retail shopping malls located in the eastern half of the United States, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 30 retail properties, of which 26 are operating properties and four are development or redevelopment properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s 26 operating properties included 22 shopping malls and four other retail properties, had a total of 21.7 million square feet and were located in nine states.

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