Excel Trust (NYSE: EXL) and Equity One (NYSE:EQY) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Excel Trust and Equity One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Excel Trust 9.45% 0.65% 0.88%
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.0% of Equity One shares are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Equity One pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Excel Trust does not pay a dividend. Equity One pays out 179.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Equity One has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Excel Trust and Equity One’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Excel Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Equity One N/A N/A N/A $0.49 62.96

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Excel Trust and Equity One, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Excel Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Equity One 0 1 0 0 2.00

Summary

Equity One beats Excel Trust on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Excel Trust Company Profile

Excel Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a vertically integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate firm with the principal objective of acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. It operates through three segments: retail properties, multi-family properties and office properties. It owns approximately 38 consolidated retail operating properties with a total of approximately 7.2 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). The multi-family segment consists of apartment units at one retail property, West Broad Village, which is located in Richmond, Virginia. The office segment consists of two properties, Excel Centre, a portion of which is utilized as its headquarters, and the Promenade Corporate Center. These office properties total approximately 338,339 square feet of GLA.

Equity One Company Profile

Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.

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