Comparing Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) & Brixmor Property Group (BRX)

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

Risk & Volatility

Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brixmor Property Group has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of Brixmor Property Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Brixmor Property Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Brixmor Property Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Four Corners Property Trust $124.02 million 11.69 $156.80 million $1.41 16.79
Brixmor Property Group $1.28 billion 4.09 $275.62 million $1.06 16.15

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Four Corners Property Trust and Brixmor Property Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Four Corners Property Trust 0 1 2 0 2.67
Brixmor Property Group 0 7 2 0 2.22

Four Corners Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $26.67, indicating a potential upside of 12.61%. Brixmor Property Group has a consensus price target of $20.57, indicating a potential upside of 20.16%. Given Brixmor Property Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Brixmor Property Group is more favorable than Four Corners Property Trust.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Four Corners Property Trust 65.46% 17.37% 8.56%
Brixmor Property Group 25.14% 11.08% 3.48%

Dividends

Four Corners Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Brixmor Property Group pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Four Corners Property Trust pays out 78.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brixmor Property Group pays out 103.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Four Corners Property Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Four Corners Property Trust beats Brixmor Property Group on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Four Corners Property Trust

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. is a self-administered company and real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, acquires and leases properties for use in the restaurant and food service related industries. The Company operates through two segments: real estate operations and restaurant operations. Its real estate operations segment consists of rental revenues primarily generated by leasing restaurant properties to tenants through triple-net lease arrangements under which the tenant is primarily responsible for ongoing costs relating to the properties. Its restaurant operations segment is conducted through its taxable REIT subsidiary, Kerrow Holdings, LLC, and consists of its Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business. As of December 19, 2017, it had owned 506 properties, all within the continental United States. Of these properties, 418 were held for investment and leased to tenants under triple-net leases and had an aggregate leasable area of approximately 3.4 million square feet.

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.

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