Financial Analysis: One Liberty Properties (OLP) & Its Peers
One Liberty Properties (NYSE: OLP) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare One Liberty Properties to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares One Liberty Properties and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|One Liberty Properties||$74.78 million||$48.43 million||20.56|
|One Liberty Properties Competitors||$460.20 million||$291.73 million||31.98|
One Liberty Properties’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than One Liberty Properties. One Liberty Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
One Liberty Properties has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, One Liberty Properties’ peers have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for One Liberty Properties and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|One Liberty Properties||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|One Liberty Properties Competitors||747||2722||2246||31||2.27|
One Liberty Properties presently has a consensus price target of $24.75, suggesting a potential upside of 2.87%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.25%. Given One Liberty Properties’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe One Liberty Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
41.7% of One Liberty Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of One Liberty Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares One Liberty Properties and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|One Liberty Properties||29.14%||7.49%||2.92%|
|One Liberty Properties Competitors||45.76%||5.92%||3.27%|
One Liberty Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. One Liberty Properties pays out 147.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 204.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. One Liberty Properties has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. One Liberty Properties is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
One Liberty Properties peers beat One Liberty Properties on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
One Liberty Properties Company Profile
One Liberty Properties, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires, owns and manages a geographically diversified portfolio consisting of retail, industrial, flex, and health and fitness properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 114 properties and participated in joint ventures that own five properties. These 119 properties are located in 30 states and have an aggregate of approximately 10.1 million square feet (including an aggregate of approximately 1.2 million square feet at properties owned by its joint ventures). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s property locations included Fort Mill, South Carolina; Royersford, Pennsylvania; Round Rock, Texas; W.Hartford, Connecticut; Delport, Missouri; Brooklyn, New York City; Lakemoor, Illinois; Tucker, Georgia; Cedar Park, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Sandy Springs, Georgia; Wichita, Kansas; Melville, New York; Ronkonkoma, New York, and Niles, Illinois.
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