Comparing Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) and The Competition

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) is one of 88 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Government Properties Income Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Government Properties Income Trust 2 1 2 0 2.00
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors 644 2467 2153 24 2.29

Government Properties Income Trust presently has a consensus price target of $18.75, indicating a potential downside of 0.05%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 9.63%. Given Government Properties Income Trust’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Government Properties Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Government Properties Income Trust 4.64% 5.16% 0.55%
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors 51.03% 6.43% 3.71%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Government Properties Income Trust N/A N/A 34.11
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 453.88

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

Volatility & Risk

Government Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Government Properties Income Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.2% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Government Properties Income Trust rivals beat Government Properties Income Trust on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

Government Properties Income Trust Company Profile

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). The Company’s properties are located in areas, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 73 properties (95 buildings). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 31 states and the District of Columbia, and contained approximately 11.4 million rentable square feet.

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