Inland Real Estate (NYSE: IRC) is one of 75 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Inland Real Estate to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.2% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 4.0% and pay out 90.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Inland Real Estate and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 417.55

Inland Real Estate’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Inland Real Estate. Inland Real Estate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Inland Real Estate and its peers, 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 595 2503 2031 24 2.29

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.77%. Given Inland Real Estate’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Inland Real Estate has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Inland Real Estate and its peers’ 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 53.16% 6.75% 3.90%

Summary

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

Inland Real Estate Company Profile

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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