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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Kilroy Realty Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kilroy Realty Corporation 0 5 4 0 2.44
Kilroy Realty Corporation Competitors 645 2531 2194 23 2.30

Kilroy Realty Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $77.50, indicating a potential upside of 7.46%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.11%. Given Kilroy Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kilroy Realty Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

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 3.7% and pay out 156.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kilroy Realty Corporation $642.57 $293.78 47.45
Kilroy Realty Corporation Competitors $544.77 $101.33 14.83

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.

Risk and Volatility

Kilroy Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its stock 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 stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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 52.43% 6.70% 3.86%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.8% of Kilroy Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Kilroy Realty Corporation 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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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