STORE Capital (NYSE:STOR – Get Rating) and Centerspace (NYSE:CSR – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for STORE Capital and Centerspace, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares STORE Capital and Centerspace’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|STORE Capital||$782.66 million||9.47||$268.35 million||$1.11||23.79|
STORE Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Centerspace. Centerspace is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than STORE Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.0% of STORE Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of Centerspace shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of STORE Capital shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Centerspace shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
STORE Capital has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centerspace has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.
STORE Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Centerspace pays an annual dividend of $2.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. STORE Capital pays out 138.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Centerspace pays out -471.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. STORE Capital has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. STORE Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This table compares STORE Capital and Centerspace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
STORE Capital beats Centerspace on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
STORE Capital Company Profile (Get Rating)
STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market and the inspiration for its name. STORE Capital is one of the largest and fastest growing net-lease REITs and owns a large, well-diversified portfolio that consists of investments in more than 2,500 property locations across the United States, substantially all of which are profit centers.
Centerspace Company Profile (Get Rating)
Centerspace is an owner and operator of apartment communities committed to providing great homes by focusing on integrity and serving others. Founded in 1970, as of June 30, 2021, Centerspace owned 62 apartment communities consisting of 11,579 apartment homes located in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Centerspace was named a Top Workplace for 2021 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. For more information, please visit www.centerspacehomes.com.
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