Getty Realty (NYSE: GTY) and Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Getty Realty and Brixmor Property Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Brixmor Property Group has higher revenue and earnings than Getty Realty. Brixmor Property Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Getty Realty, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Getty Realty has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Getty Realty and Brixmor Property Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Getty Realty presently has a consensus price target of $27.33, indicating a potential downside of 4.13%. Brixmor Property Group has a consensus price target of $22.11, indicating a potential upside of 19.00%. Given Brixmor Property Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brixmor Property Group is more favorable than Getty Realty.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
61.5% of Getty Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of Brixmor Property Group shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of Getty Realty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Brixmor Property Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Getty Realty and Brixmor Property Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Brixmor Property Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Getty Realty pays out 94.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brixmor Property Group pays out 98.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brixmor Property Group has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Brixmor Property Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Brixmor Property Group beats Getty Realty on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Getty Realty Company Profile
Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s 825 properties were located in 26 states across the United States and Washington, District of Columbia. Its properties are operated under a range of brands, including 76, Aloha, BP, Citgo, Conoco, Exxon, Getty, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell and Valero. The Company owns the Getty name in connection with its real estate and the petroleum marketing business in the United States. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had owned 738 properties and leased 87 properties from third-party landlords. Its typical property is used as a convenience store and gasoline station. Its properties are concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Brixmor Property Group Company Profile
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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