Prologis (NYSE: AMB) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Prologis to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.8% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Prologis and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prologis 151.51% 23.19% 12.25%
Prologis Competitors 52.16% 7.10% 3.68%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Prologis and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prologis 0 0 0 0 N/A
Prologis Competitors 56 502 494 5 2.42

As a group, “Industrial REITs” companies have a potential downside of 1.71%. Given Prologis’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Prologis has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Prologis has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prologis’ competitors have a beta of 1.06, meaning that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Prologis and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Prologis N/A N/A 3.65
Prologis Competitors $606.71 million $215.55 million 1,015.18

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

Summary

Prologis competitors beat Prologis on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Prologis Company Profile

Prologis, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The Company is engaged in logistics real estate business. The Company’s segments include Real Estate Operations and Strategic Capital. The Real estate operations segment consists of rental operations and development. The Company’s strategic capital segment includes asset management services, as well as services performed for unconsolidated co-investment ventures. Its strategic capital segment gives the Company access to third-party capital, both private and public. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had investments in, on an owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects across 676 million square feet (63 million square meters) in 20 countries spanning four continents.

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