Equity One (NYSE: EQY) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Equity One to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Equity One and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Equity One N/A N/A 62.96
Equity One Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 335.09

Equity One’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Equity One. Equity One is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Equity One and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%
Equity One Competitors 53.14% 6.64% 3.84%

Volatility & Risk

Equity One has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equity One’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.0% of Equity One shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Equity One and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equity One 0 1 0 0 2.00
Equity One Competitors 646 2552 2209 24 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.83%. Given Equity One’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Equity One has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Equity One rivals beat Equity One on 10 of the 11 factors compared.

About Equity One

Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.

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