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

Profitability

This table compares New York REIT and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York REIT N/A -5.71% -2.70%
New York REIT Competitors 52.22% 6.64% 3.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for New York REIT and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
New York REIT Competitors 640 2529 2192 23 2.30

New York REIT currently has a consensus target price of $9.75, suggesting a potential upside of 29.14%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.51%. Given New York REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe New York REIT is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New York REIT and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
New York REIT $174.99 million $52.35 million -15.10
New York REIT Competitors $478.44 million $302.43 million 18.34

New York REIT’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than New York REIT. New York REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.7% of New York REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of New York REIT shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

New York REIT has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York REIT’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

New York REIT peers beat New York REIT on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About New York REIT

New York REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns a portfolio of commercial real estate. The Company’s business is primarily conducted through New York Recovery Operating Partnership, L.P. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 19 properties, which aggregated 3.3 million rentable square feet. The Company holds interests in properties of various types, such as office, retail, hotel, parking and storage. The Company’s properties include Design Center, 416 Washington Street, 50 Varick Street, 1440 Broadway, One Worldwide Plaza, 256 West 38th Street, 229 West 36th Street, 333 West 34th Street, 367-387 Bleecker Street, 33 West 56th Street (garage) and 350 West 42nd Street.

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