Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ: GLPIV) is one of 26 public companies in the “Hospitality REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gaming and Leisure Properties to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.3% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Hospitality REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Gaming and Leisure Properties has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaming and Leisure Properties’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaming and Leisure Properties 39.58% 15.66% 5.27%
Gaming and Leisure Properties Competitors 10.92% 5.03% 3.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Gaming and Leisure Properties and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gaming and Leisure Properties Competitors 123 816 895 21 2.44

As a group, “Hospitality REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.83%. Given Gaming and Leisure Properties’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gaming and Leisure Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaming and Leisure Properties N/A N/A 20.34
Gaming and Leisure Properties Competitors $1.19 billion $144.77 million 124.61

Gaming and Leisure Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gaming and Leisure Properties. Gaming and Leisure Properties 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

Gaming and Leisure Properties rivals beat Gaming and Leisure Properties on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. Its segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), through which the Company owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties, which consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 34 rental properties, consisting of the real property associated with 18 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Penn), the real property associated with 15 gaming and related facilities operated by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Pinnacle), and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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