Head to Head Survey: AmREIT (AMRE) vs. Acadia Realty Trust (AKR)

AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AmREIT and Acadia Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A $0.24 110.63
Acadia Realty Trust $189.94 million 10.14 $72.77 million $0.71 32.39

Acadia Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. Acadia Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmREIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AmREIT and Acadia Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AmREIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Acadia Realty Trust 0 2 2 0 2.50

Acadia Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.65%. Given Acadia Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Acadia Realty Trust is more favorable than AmREIT.

Dividends

Acadia Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. AmREIT does not pay a dividend. Acadia Realty Trust pays out 152.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AmREIT has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares AmREIT and Acadia Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A
Acadia Realty Trust 25.34% 2.77% 1.50%

Summary

Acadia Realty Trust beats AmREIT on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

AmREIT Company Profile

AmREIT, Inc. (AmREIT) is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, acquires and selectively develops and redevelops primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers located in high-traffic, densely populated, affluent areas with high barriers to entry. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored by national and local retailers, including supermarket chains, drug stores and other necessity-based retailers. In June 2013, AmREIT Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, a 160,600 square foot Kroger-anchored shopping center in the north Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Effective September 24, 2013, AmREIT Inc, through its AmREIT Realty Investment Corp subsidiary, acquired Woodlake Square Shopping Center, an owner and operator of shopping centers. In August 2014, AmREIT Inc completed the acquisition of Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.

Acadia Realty Trust Company Profile

Acadia Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the ownership, acquisition, development and management of retail properties located in the United States. It operates through three segments: Core Portfolio, Funds and Structured Financing. Core Portfolio and Fund properties primarily consist of street and urban retail, and dense suburban shopping centers. Funds holds primarily retail real estate in which it co-invests with institutional investors. Structured Financing consists of earnings and expenses related to notes and mortgages receivable, which are held within the Core Portfolio or the Funds. As of December 31, 2016, it had ownership interests in 182 properties within its core portfolio. In the Core Portfolio segment, the Company owned an interest in a 311,000 square foot shopping center, a 28,000 square foot retail and an interest in an 87,000 square foot retail property, among others, as of December 31, 2016.

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