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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Four Corners Property Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Four Corners Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Four Corners Property Trust pays out 71.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Four Corners Property Trust $127.93 million $98.65 million 18.76
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors $727.99 million $483.06 million 29.24

Four Corners Property Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Four Corners Property Trust. Four Corners Property Trust 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.

Profitability

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Four Corners Property Trust 63.74% 17.21% 8.58%
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Four Corners Property Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Four Corners Property Trust 0 2 2 0 2.50
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors 132 988 1115 22 2.46

Four Corners Property Trust currently has a consensus price target of $26.67, indicating a potential upside of 5.28%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.29%. Given Four Corners Property Trust’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Four Corners Property Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Four Corners Property Trust peers beat Four Corners Property Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Four Corners Property Trust Company Profile

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. is a self-administered company and real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, acquires and leases properties for use in the restaurant and food service related industries. The Company operates through two segments: real estate operations and restaurant operations. Its real estate operations segment consists of rental revenues primarily generated by leasing restaurant properties to tenants through triple-net lease arrangements under which the tenant is primarily responsible for ongoing costs relating to the properties. Its restaurant operations segment is conducted through its taxable REIT subsidiary, Kerrow Holdings, LLC, and consists of its Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned 481 properties, all within the continental United States. Of these properties, 475 were held for investment and leased to tenants under triple-net leases and had an aggregate leasable area of approximately 3.4 million square feet.

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