Analyzing Alexander’s (NYSE:ALX) & Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NYSE:ILPT)

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ:ILPT) and Alexander’s (NYSE:ALX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alexander’s has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Alexander’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 $162.53 million 8.69 $74.39 million $1.61 13.47
Alexander’s $232.82 million 7.11 $32.84 million N/A N/A

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Alexander’s.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Alexander’s, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 1 1 1 0 2.00
Alexander’s 0 0 0 0 N/A

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust presently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.48%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than Alexander’s.

Dividends

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Alexander’s pays an annual dividend of $18.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays out 82.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.2% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.1% of Alexander’s shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 26.0% of Alexander’s shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 28.27% 5.80% 2.87%
Alexander’s 24.39% 20.30% 4.17%

Summary

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust beats Alexander’s on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Company Profile

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

Alexander’s Company Profile

Alexander’s, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in leasing, managing, development and redeveloping its properties. Its operating properties are located in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The company was founded on May 16, 1955 and is headquartered in Paramus, NJ.

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