Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Acadia Realty Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Acadia Realty Trust $251.17 million $140.01 million 46.66
Acadia Realty Trust Competitors $727.99 million $483.06 million 29.54

Acadia Realty Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Acadia Realty Trust. Acadia Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Acadia Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Acadia Realty Trust pays out 162.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Acadia Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Acadia Realty Trust lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Acadia Realty Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Acadia Realty Trust 0 1 3 0 2.75
Acadia Realty Trust Competitors 260 1207 1177 24 2.36

Acadia Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.19%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.64%. Given Acadia Realty Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Acadia Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Acadia Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Acadia Realty Trust has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acadia Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Acadia Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Acadia Realty Trust 23.63% 2.50% 1.37%
Acadia Realty Trust Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Summary

Acadia Realty Trust competitors beat Acadia Realty Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Acadia Realty Trust Company Profile

Acadia Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the ownership, acquisition, development and management of retail properties located in the United States. It operates through three segments: Core Portfolio, Funds and Structured Financing. Core Portfolio and Fund properties primarily consist of street and urban retail, and dense suburban shopping centers. Funds holds primarily retail real estate in which it co-invests with institutional investors. Structured Financing consists of earnings and expenses related to notes and mortgages receivable, which are held within the Core Portfolio or the Funds. As of December 31, 2016, it had ownership interests in 182 properties within its core portfolio. In the Core Portfolio segment, the Company owned an interest in a 311,000 square foot shopping center, a 28,000 square foot retail and an interest in an 87,000 square foot retail property, among others, as of December 31, 2016.

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