Financial Survey: Jernigan Capital (JCAP) versus First Industrial Realty Trust (FR)

Jernigan Capital (NYSE: JCAP) and First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jernigan Capital and First Industrial Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jernigan Capital $12.19 million 29.28 $14.55 million $1.08 17.72
First Industrial Realty Trust $396.40 million 10.59 $201.45 million $1.57 21.34

First Industrial Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Jernigan Capital. Jernigan Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than First Industrial Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Jernigan Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. First Industrial Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.87 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Jernigan Capital pays out 129.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. First Industrial Realty Trust pays out 55.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. First Industrial Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Jernigan Capital and First Industrial Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jernigan Capital 0 1 5 0 2.83
First Industrial Realty Trust 1 2 5 0 2.50

Jernigan Capital presently has a consensus price target of $24.20, suggesting a potential upside of 26.44%. First Industrial Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $32.86, suggesting a potential downside of 1.92%. Given Jernigan Capital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Jernigan Capital is more favorable than First Industrial Realty Trust.

Risk and Volatility

Jernigan Capital has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Industrial Realty Trust has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.8% of Jernigan Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.8% of First Industrial Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Jernigan Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of First Industrial Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Jernigan Capital and First Industrial Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jernigan Capital 118.85% 6.59% 5.32%
First Industrial Realty Trust 53.92% 15.01% 7.30%

Summary

First Industrial Realty Trust beats Jernigan Capital on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Jernigan Capital Company Profile

Jernigan Capital, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust (NYSE: JCAP) that provides debt and equity capital to private developers, owners, and operators of self-storage facilities. Our mission is to be the preeminent capital partner for self-storage entrepreneurs nationwide by offering creative solutions through an experienced team demonstrating the highest levels of integrity, dedication, excellence and community, while maximizing shareholder value. The Jernigan Capital team has extensive experience in over 100 U.S. markets?from acquiring and managing self-storage properties to new self-storage development?providing JCAP with knowledge unmatched by any lender, broker or advisor to the sector. Jernigan Capital is the only source of construction and development capital focused solely on the self-storage sector.

First Industrial Realty Trust Company Profile

First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) is a leading fully integrated owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in the United States, our local market experts manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. In total, we own and have under development approximately 64.3 million square feet of industrial space as of March 31, 2018. For more information, please visit us at www.firstindustrial.com.

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