Contrasting AmREIT (AMRE) & Kimco Realty (KIM)

AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) and Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AmREIT and Kimco Realty’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A $0.24 110.63
Kimco Realty $1.17 billion 6.68 $378.85 million $0.86 21.36

Kimco Realty has higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. Kimco Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmREIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.5% of Kimco Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Kimco Realty shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AmREIT and Kimco Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A
Kimco Realty 35.51% 7.73% 3.65%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for AmREIT and Kimco Realty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AmREIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kimco Realty 0 9 5 0 2.36

Kimco Realty has a consensus target price of $22.75, indicating a potential upside of 23.82%. Given Kimco Realty’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kimco Realty is more favorable than AmREIT.

Dividends

Kimco Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. AmREIT does not pay a dividend. Kimco Realty pays out 125.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AmREIT has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Kimco Realty beats AmREIT on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

AmREIT Company Profile

AmREIT, Inc. (AmREIT) is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, acquires and selectively develops and redevelops primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers located in high-traffic, densely populated, affluent areas with high barriers to entry. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored by national and local retailers, including supermarket chains, drug stores and other necessity-based retailers. In June 2013, AmREIT Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, a 160,600 square foot Kroger-anchored shopping center in the north Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Effective September 24, 2013, AmREIT Inc, through its AmREIT Realty Investment Corp subsidiary, acquired Woodlake Square Shopping Center, an owner and operator of shopping centers. In August 2014, AmREIT Inc completed the acquisition of Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.

Kimco Realty Company Profile

Kimco Realty Corporation is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, development and operation of open-air shopping centers, which are anchored generally by discount department stores, grocery stores or drugstores. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had interests in 510 shopping center properties, including 84 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), located in 32 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had 380 other property interests, primarily through the Company’s preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling 5.8 million square feet of GLA.

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