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

Dividends

CoreSite Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. CoreSite Realty Corporation pays out 206.9% 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 143.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CoreSite Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. CoreSite Realty Corporation lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreSite Realty Corporation $444.59 million $232.47 million 64.81
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors $726.42 million $482.85 million 27.69

CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CoreSite Realty Corporation. CoreSite 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.3% of CoreSite Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of CoreSite Realty Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for CoreSite Realty Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoreSite Realty Corporation 0 7 4 0 2.36
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors 130 976 1083 21 2.45

CoreSite Realty Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $103.33, indicating a potential downside of 8.37%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 17.35%. Given CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CoreSite Realty Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoreSite Realty Corporation 15.15% 14.14% 4.69%
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors 21.54% 5.09% 2.89%

Risk and Volatility

CoreSite Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.68, suggesting that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CoreSite Realty Corporation rivals beat CoreSite Realty Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared.

About CoreSite Realty Corporation

CoreSite Realty Corporation (CoreSite) is an integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company, through its controlling interest in CoreSite, L.P., is engaged in the business of ownership, acquisition, construction and operation of data centers across a range of markets in the United States, including the Northern Virginia, New York and San Francisco Bay areas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and Denver. The enterprises, network operators, cloud providers and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect and protect their data, applications and computing workloads. Its offerings include the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange and the Any2 Internet Exchange. As of December 31, 2016, it had offered cloud-enabled, network data center campuses with over 20,000 interconnections across its portfolio and direct access to carriers and Internet service providers, cloud and information technology service providers, and inter site connectivity.

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