Inland Real Estate (NYSE: IRC) is one of 77 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Inland Real Estate to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Inland Real Estate pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Inland Real Estate pays out 570.0% 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 3.9% and pay out 92.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Inland Real Estate and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Inland Real Estate N/A N/A 106.10
Inland Real Estate Competitors $537.26 million $100.34 million 445.72

Inland Real Estate’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Inland Real Estate. Inland Real Estate 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.2% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Inland Real Estate and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inland Real Estate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Inland Real Estate Competitors 634 2589 2231 24 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.88%. Given Inland Real Estate’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inland Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Inland Real Estate and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inland Real Estate -0.49% -2.46% -0.06%
Inland Real Estate Competitors 53.20% 6.65% 3.88%

Summary

Inland Real Estate rivals beat Inland Real Estate on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Inland Real Estate

IRC Retail Centers, Inc., formerly Inland Real Estate Corporation, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates and develops open-air neighborhood, community and power shopping centers and single tenant retail properties located throughout the Central and Southeastern United States. Through its subsidiaries, Inland Commercial Property Management, Inc. (ICPM) and Inland TRS Property Management, Inc., the Company manages all properties it owns interests in and properties for certain third parties and related parties. The Company owns investment properties located in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The Company owns interests in approximately 130 investment properties, including those owned through its unconsolidated joint ventures.

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