Head to Head Contrast: Franklin Street Properties (FSP) & Office Properties Income Trust (OPI)

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Franklin Street Properties (NASDAQ:FSP) and Office Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:OPI) are both small-cap real estate companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Franklin Street Properties and Office Properties Income Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Street Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Office Properties Income Trust $426.56 million 3.25 -$21.88 million N/A N/A

Franklin Street Properties has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Office Properties Income Trust.

Dividends

Franklin Street Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Office Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Franklin Street Properties and Office Properties Income Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Franklin Street Properties 0 0 1 0 3.00
Office Properties Income Trust 1 0 0 0 1.00

Office Properties Income Trust has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.35%. Given Office Properties Income Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Office Properties Income Trust is more favorable than Franklin Street Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Franklin Street Properties and Office Properties Income Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Franklin Street Properties N/A N/A N/A
Office Properties Income Trust -5.13% -0.93% -0.33%

Summary

Franklin Street Properties beats Office Properties Income Trust on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Franklin Street Properties

Franklin Street Properties Corp., based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is focused on investing in institutional-quality office properties in the U.S. FSP's strategy is to invest in select urban infill and central business district (CBD) properties, with primary emphasis on our five core markets of Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Minneapolis. FSP seeks value-oriented investments with an eye towards long-term growth and appreciation, as well as current income. FSP is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner intended to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes.

About Office Properties Income Trust

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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