Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Regency Centers Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Regency Centers Corporation has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regency Centers Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Regency Centers Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Regency Centers Corporation pays out 353.3% 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 4.4% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Regency Centers Corporation has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. Regency Centers Corporation lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Regency Centers Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Regency Centers Corporation $798.89 million $508.87 million 103.54
Regency Centers Corporation Competitors $727.99 million $483.06 million 28.30

Regency Centers Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Regency Centers Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.5% of Regency Centers Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Regency Centers Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Regency Centers Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regency Centers Corporation 13.19% 2.20% 1.26%
Regency Centers Corporation Competitors 23.24% 6.38% 3.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Regency Centers Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regency Centers Corporation 1 5 4 1 2.45
Regency Centers Corporation Competitors 261 1212 1184 24 2.36

Regency Centers Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $71.45, indicating a potential upside of 15.02%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 16.48%. Given Regency Centers Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Regency Centers Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Regency Centers Corporation rivals beat Regency Centers Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Regency Centers Corporation Company Profile

Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the general partner of Regency Centers, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition and development of retail shopping centers through the Operating Partnership. The Company’s properties include Palm Valley Marketplace, Shops at Arizona, Amerige Heights Town Center, Clayton Valley Shopping Center, Five Points Shopping Center, French Valley Village Center, Hasley Canyon Village, Pleasant Hill Shopping Center, Snell & Branham Plaza, Applewood Shopping Center, Kent Place, Black Rock, Spring Valley Shopping Center and Pebblebrook Plaza. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned all of the Preferred Units of the Operating Partnership and approximately 99.9% of the Units in the Operating Partnership. As of December 31, 2016, it owned direct or partial interests in 307 shopping centers.

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