Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Kimco Realty Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.0% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kimco Realty Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimco Realty Corporation $1.17 billion $764.78 million 41.94
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.56

Kimco Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Kimco Realty Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Kimco Realty Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimco Realty Corporation 21.77% 4.68% 2.23%
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors 21.19% 11.48% 2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kimco Realty Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimco Realty Corporation 0 8 6 0 2.43
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors 260 1210 1178 24 2.36

Kimco Realty Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $25.32, indicating a potential upside of 23.21%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.99%. Given Kimco Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kimco Realty Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Kimco Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Kimco Realty Corporation pays out 220.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kimco Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Kimco Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimco Realty Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.66, suggesting that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kimco Realty Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kimco Realty Corporation

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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