Equity One (NYSE: EQY) is one of 87 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Equity One to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Equity One and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Equity One N/A N/A 62.96
Equity One Competitors $457.04 million $289.32 million 36.00

Equity One’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Equity One. Equity One 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.0% of Equity One shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Equity One has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equity One’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Equity One pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. 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. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 216.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Equity One and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%
Equity One Competitors 52.26% 6.70% 3.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Equity One and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equity One 0 1 0 0 2.00
Equity One Competitors 637 2518 2182 23 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.57%. Given Equity One’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Equity One has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Equity One competitors beat Equity One on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

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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