Analyzing Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) and Its Rivals

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 1 4 3 0 2.25
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors 137 984 1088 21 2.45

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust presently has a consensus target price of $15.14, suggesting a potential upside of 18.67%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 17.86%. Given Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 9.32% 2.28% 1.13%
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors 21.73% 5.09% 2.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust $263.77 million $165.05 million 31.12
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Competitors $726.42 million $482.85 million 25.81

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays out 214.6% 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, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.5% and pay out 141.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.4% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust peers beat Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management, redevelopment, development and operation of retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed multi-anchored shopping centers in 12 metropolitan markets in the United States. It conducts its business through its operating partnership, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P. It invests in large, multi-anchored shopping centers that include national chain store tenants and supermarket tenants. National chain anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot. Supermarket anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Publix Super Market, Whole Foods, Kroger and Sprouts. Its shopping centers are located in metropolitan markets, such as Metro Detroit, Southeast Florida, Greater Denver, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tampa/Lakeland, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta.

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