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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kilroy Realty Corporation 23.77% 4.44% 2.45%
Kilroy Realty Corporation Competitors 53.33% 6.63% 3.87%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.8% of Kilroy Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Kilroy Realty Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kilroy Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kilroy Realty Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.80, meaning that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Kilroy Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Kilroy Realty Corporation pays out 111.8% 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 216.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kilroy Realty Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kilroy Realty Corporation $691.90 million $400.80 million 46.25
Kilroy Realty Corporation Competitors $457.04 million $289.32 million 35.87

Kilroy Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Kilroy Realty Corporation 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kilroy Realty Corporation and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kilroy Realty Corporation 0 5 4 0 2.44
Kilroy Realty Corporation Competitors 638 2518 2187 23 2.30

Kilroy Realty Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $77.50, indicating a potential upside of 10.24%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.38%. Given Kilroy Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kilroy Realty Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.


Kilroy Realty Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kilroy Realty Corporation

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle. It owns its interests in all of its real estate assets through Kilroy Realty, L.P. (Operating Partnership) and the Kilroy Realty Finance Partnership, L.P. (Finance Partnership). Its stabilized portfolio includes all of its properties with the exception of development and redevelopment properties under construction or committed for construction, lease-up properties, real estate assets held for sale and undeveloped land. As of December 31, 2016, its stabilized portfolio of operating properties included 108 stabilized office properties and a stabilized residential property.

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