Reviewing Office Properties Income Trust (OPI) and The Competition

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Office Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: OPI) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Office Properties Income Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Office Properties Income Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Office Properties Income Trust 4.14% 0.64% 0.23%
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors 28.19% 3.80% 1.05%

Volatility & Risk

Office Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Office Properties Income Trust’s rivals have a beta of 1.20, indicating that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.4% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Office Properties Income Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are held by 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Office Properties Income Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Office Properties Income Trust $316.53 million $12.09 million 3.83
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors $1.39 billion $350.40 million 30.11

Office Properties Income Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Office Properties Income Trust. Office Properties Income 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Office Properties Income Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Office Properties Income Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors 232 555 723 30 2.36

As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 5.24%. Given Office Properties Income Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Office Properties Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Office Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. Office Properties Income Trust pays out 27.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 53.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Office Properties Income Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Office Properties Income Trust rivals beat Office Properties Income Trust on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Office Properties Income Trust Company Profile

Office Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns buildings primarily leased to single tenants and those with high credit quality characteristics like government entities. In December 2018, our predecessor company Government Properties Income Trust, or GOV, merged with Select Income REIT, or SIR, and the combined company was renamed Office Properties Income Trust, or OPI. Combining the two companies creates a national office REIT with increased scale, enhanced tenant and geographic diversification, a well-laddered lease expiration schedule, a broader investment strategy, and a company with one of the highest percentages of rent paid by investment grade rated tenants in the office sector.

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