Critical Review: Gazit Globe (GZT) versus Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (ILPT)

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT) and Gazit Globe (NYSE:GZT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Gazit Globe pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust does not pay a dividend. Gazit Globe pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gazit Globe has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Gazit Globe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust N/A N/A N/A
Gazit Globe -45.72% 4.16% 1.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Gazit Globe, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 0 0 4 0 3.00
Gazit Globe 0 0 2 0 3.00

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.80%. Gazit Globe has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.99%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than Gazit Globe.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.9% of Gazit Globe shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Gazit Globe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust $156.50 million 8.32 $80.10 million N/A N/A
Gazit Globe $817.00 million 2.29 $142.27 million $0.65 14.85

Gazit Globe has higher revenue and earnings than Industrial Logistics Properties Trust.

Summary

Gazit Globe beats Industrial Logistics Properties Trust on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Company Profile

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is focused on the ownership and leasing of industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. The Company owns 266 properties with a total of approximately 28.5 million square feet, including: 226 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements totaling approximately 16.8 million square feet located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii; and 40 properties with approximately 11.7 million square feet located in 24 other states. The Company’s properties include Hawaii properties, Mainland properties’ leases, Hawaii properties’ leases, and Mainland properties.

Gazit Globe Company Profile

Gazit-Globe Ltd. is a real estate company specialized in retail premises. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of properties. Its segments include Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia and Denmark. It focuses on supermarket-anchored shopping centers in urban growth markets. It operates internationally through its publicly traded and privately held subsidiaries. It operates in more than 20 countries, and owns and manages approximately 430 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.5 million square meters. The Company’s properties include Kista Galleria, Iso Omena, Potrero Center, Yorkville Village, Atrium Promenada, Serramonte Shopping Center, Galeria Dominikanska, Westbury Plaza, Northgate Centre, San Pelegrino Shopping Mall, G Tzameret, Kosice Optima Shopping Center, Coens Galerie, Parkway Mall, Rutherford Marketplace, Atrium Copernicus, Atrium Biala, Molo Shopping Center, Wentorf Shopping Center, Plaza Escuela and Mount Royal Village.

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