Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX) and AmREIT (NYSE:AMRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brixmor Property Group and AmREIT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brixmor Property Group $1.28 billion 4.41 $275.62 million $1.06 17.40
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A $0.24 110.63

Brixmor Property Group has higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. Brixmor Property Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmREIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Brixmor Property Group and AmREIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brixmor Property Group 25.14% 11.08% 3.48%
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Brixmor Property Group and AmREIT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brixmor Property Group 0 5 6 0 2.55
AmREIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Brixmor Property Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.11, indicating a potential upside of 25.33%. Given Brixmor Property Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Brixmor Property Group is more favorable than AmREIT.

Dividends

Brixmor Property Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. AmREIT does not pay a dividend. Brixmor Property Group pays out 98.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Brixmor Property Group beats AmREIT on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brixmor Property Group

Brixmor Property Group Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust. The Company conducts its operations primarily through Brixmor Operating Partnership LP and subsidiaries (collectively, the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, it owned interests in 512 shopping centers (the Portfolio) with approximately 86 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), including 511 shopping centers and one shopping center held through an unconsolidated joint venture. With an average shopping center size of 167,982 square feet as of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted predominantly of community and neighborhood shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in various states of the United States, such as Texas, Florida, California, New York, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, Delaware, West Virginia, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

About AmREIT

AmREIT, Inc. (AmREIT) is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, acquires and selectively develops and redevelops primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers located in high-traffic, densely populated, affluent areas with high barriers to entry. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored by national and local retailers, including supermarket chains, drug stores and other necessity-based retailers. In June 2013, AmREIT Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, a 160,600 square foot Kroger-anchored shopping center in the north Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Effective September 24, 2013, AmREIT Inc, through its AmREIT Realty Investment Corp subsidiary, acquired Woodlake Square Shopping Center, an owner and operator of shopping centers. In August 2014, AmREIT Inc completed the acquisition of Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.

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