Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 1 4 3 0 2.25
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors 130 984 1113 22 2.46

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust currently has a consensus target price of $15.14, indicating a potential upside of 13.77%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.74%. Given Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays out 214.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust $263.77 million $165.05 million 32.46
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.20

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 15.05% 4.99% 1.86%
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust competitors beat Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management, redevelopment, development and operation of retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed multi-anchored shopping centers in 12 metropolitan markets in the United States. It conducts its business through its operating partnership, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P. It invests in large, multi-anchored shopping centers that include national chain store tenants and supermarket tenants. National chain anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot. Supermarket anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Publix Super Market, Whole Foods, Kroger and Sprouts. Its shopping centers are located in metropolitan markets, such as Metro Detroit, Southeast Florida, Greater Denver, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tampa/Lakeland, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta.

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