Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE: FUR) is one of 75 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Winthrop Realty Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.1% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held 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 summary of current ratings for Winthrop Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Winthrop Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors 633 2563 2222 24 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.45%. Given Winthrop Realty Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Winthrop Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors 53.93% 6.60% 3.88%

Volatility & Risk

Winthrop Realty Trust has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Winthrop Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A 62.20
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors $537.26 million $100.34 million 417.02

Winthrop Realty Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Winthrop Realty Trust. Winthrop Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Winthrop Realty Trust competitors beat Winthrop Realty Trust on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop Realty Trust (Winthrop) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through its operating partnership, WRT Realty L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company’s business is owning real property and real estate related assets. The Company has adopted a plan of liquidation. The Company is not permitted to make any new investments other than protective acquisitions or advances with respect to its existing assets, including providing seller financing to purchasers of its assets if it deems it prudent to facilitate the sale of such asset. It is permitted to satisfy any existing contractual obligations, including any capital call requirements and acquisitions or dispositions pursuant to buy-sell provisions under existing joint venture documentation. The Company holds approximately 10 consolidated operating properties, over 10 equity investments, approximately four loans receivable, one secured financing receivable and one loan security.

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