Head to Head Comparison: AmREIT (NYSE:AMRE) vs. Its Rivals

AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) is one of 32 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare AmREIT to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares AmREIT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AmREIT N/A N/A N/A
AmREIT Competitors 19.90% 5.15% 2.63%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.7% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for AmREIT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AmREIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
AmREIT Competitors 171 1119 1180 21 2.42

As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 18.99%. Given AmREIT’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AmREIT has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AmREIT and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AmREIT N/A N/A 110.63
AmREIT Competitors $729.19 million $230.98 million -83.08

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

Summary

AmREIT rivals beat AmREIT on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About AmREIT

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.

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