Select Income REIT (SIR) & CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH (CYS) Head to Head Contrast

Select Income REIT (NASDAQ:SIR) and CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH (NYSE:CYS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Select Income REIT and CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Income REIT 0 2 1 0 2.33
CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Select Income REIT currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 253.26%. Given Select Income REIT’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Select Income REIT is more favorable than CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Select Income REIT and CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Income REIT $468.10 million 1.41 $66.90 million $2.78 2.65
CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Select Income REIT has higher revenue and earnings than CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.1% of Select Income REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Select Income REIT shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Select Income REIT and CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Income REIT 16.05% 3.33% 1.58%
CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Select Income REIT pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 27.7%. CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Select Income REIT pays out 73.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Select Income REIT beats CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Select Income REIT

SIR is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries, including its majority owned subsidiary, ILPT, properties that are primarily net leased to single tenants. As of September 30, 2018, our consolidated portfolio included 368 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements with approximately 45.8 million rentable square feet located in 36 states. SIR owned 99 of these buildings and leasable land parcels with approximately 16.5 million rentable square feet, which are primarily office buildings, and ILPT owned 269 of these buildings, leasable land parcels and easements with approximately 29.2 million rentable square feet, including 226 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements with approximately 16.8 million rentable square feet which are primarily leasable industrial and commercial lands located in Hawaii. ILPT was our wholly owned subsidiary until January 17, 2018, when it completed an initial public offering, or the ILPT IPO, of its common shares and became a publicly traded REIT. We remain ILPT's largest shareholder and, as of the date hereof, we own 45.0 million, or approximately 69.2%, of ILPT's outstanding common shares. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, we will, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, distribute all 45.0 million of the ILPT common shares that we own to our shareholders prior to the merger. We have been investment grade rated since 2014, and we are included in the Russell 2000® Index and the MSCI US REIT Index.

About CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH

CYS Investments, Inc. operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. It invests in residential mortgage-backed securities that are issued, and the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation; and debt securities issued by the United States Department of Treasury. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. The company was formerly known as Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. and changed its name to CYS Investments, Inc. in September 2011. CYS Investments, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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