Prologis (NYSE: AMB) and Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Prologis and Duke Realty Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prologis 0 0 0 0 N/A
Duke Realty Corporation 0 5 7 0 2.58

Duke Realty Corporation has a consensus price target of $29.30, indicating a potential upside of 6.58%.

Dividends

Duke Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Prologis does not pay a dividend. Duke Realty Corporation pays out 79.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Duke Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Prologis and Duke Realty Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prologis 35.08% 5.51% 2.95%
Duke Realty Corporation 37.48% 9.74% 4.91%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Duke Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Duke Realty Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Prologis and Duke Realty Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Prologis N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Duke Realty Corporation $915.50 million 10.68 $510.04 million $0.96 28.64

Duke Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Prologis.

Summary

Duke Realty Corporation beats Prologis on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Prologis

Prologis, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The Company is engaged in logistics real estate business. The Company’s segments include Real Estate Operations and Strategic Capital. The Real estate operations segment consists of rental operations and development. The Company’s strategic capital segment includes asset management services, as well as services performed for unconsolidated co-investment ventures. Its strategic capital segment gives the Company access to third-party capital, both private and public. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had investments in, on an owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects across 676 million square feet (63 million square meters) in 20 countries spanning four continents.

About Duke Realty Corporation

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments. The operations of its industrial and medical office properties, as well as its rental operations, are collectively referred to as Rental Operations. The third segment consists of various real estate services, such as property management, asset management, maintenance, leasing, development, general contracting and construction management to third-party property owners and joint ventures, and is collectively referred to as Service Operations. Its Service Operations segment also includes its taxable REIT subsidiary, through which certain of the segment’s operations are conducted.

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