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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Retail Properties of America and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Retail Properties of America 0 4 3 0 2.43
Retail Properties of America Competitors 140 1000 1101 21 2.44

Retail Properties of America currently has a consensus price target of $16.17, indicating a potential upside of 32.30%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 18.87%. Given Retail Properties of America’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Retail Properties of America is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.0% of Retail Properties of America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Retail Properties of America shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Retail Properties of America pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Retail Properties of America pays out 101.5% 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 4.5% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Retail Properties of America is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Retail Properties of America and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Retail Properties of America 28.84% 7.54% 3.64%
Retail Properties of America Competitors 21.36% 5.13% 2.87%

Risk and Volatility

Retail Properties of America has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Retail Properties of America’s rivals have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Retail Properties of America and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Retail Properties of America $565.53 million $351.03 million 18.80
Retail Properties of America Competitors $743.88 million $494.70 million 25.51

Retail Properties of America’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Retail Properties of America. Retail Properties of America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Retail Properties of America rivals beat Retail Properties of America on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Retail Properties of America Company Profile

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns and operates shopping centers located in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 156 retail operating properties representing 25,832,000 square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Its retail operating portfolio includes neighborhood and community centers, power centers, and lifestyle centers and multi-tenant retail-focused mixed-use properties, as well as single-user retail properties. As of December 31, 2016, it had identified 10 target markets, including Dallas, Washington, District of Columbia/Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix and Austin. Its properties include 23rd Street Plaza, Azalea Square I, Boulevard Plaza, Brown’s Lane, Cranberry Square, Denton Crossing, Dorman Center I & II, Edgemont Town Center, Edwards Multiplex, Green’s Corner, Home Depot Plaza, Lake Mary Pointe, Lincoln Park, University Town Center and Winchester Commons.

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