Head to Head Survey: Excel Trust (EXL) vs. The Competition
Excel Trust (NYSE: EXL) is one of 76 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Excel Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Excel Trust has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Excel Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Excel Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Excel Trust Competitors||$536.81 million||$100.12 million||432.75|
Excel Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Excel Trust. Excel Trust 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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
73.4% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Excel Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Excel Trust Competitors||617||2545||2209||24||2.30|
As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.92%. Given Excel Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Excel Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Excel Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Excel Trust Competitors||54.36%||6.86%||3.96%|
Excel Trust rivals beat Excel Trust on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
About Excel Trust
Excel Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a vertically integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate firm with the principal objective of acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning and managing community and power centers, grocery anchored neighborhood centers and freestanding retail properties. It operates through three segments: retail properties, multi-family properties and office properties. It owns approximately 38 consolidated retail operating properties with a total of approximately 7.2 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). The multi-family segment consists of apartment units at one retail property, West Broad Village, which is located in Richmond, Virginia. The office segment consists of two properties, Excel Centre, a portion of which is utilized as its headquarters, and the Promenade Corporate Center. These office properties total approximately 338,339 square feet of GLA.
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