New York REIT (NYSE: NYRT) is one of 83 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare New York REIT to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares New York REIT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York REIT N/A -1.95% -0.86%
New York REIT Competitors 54.83% 6.96% 3.96%

Risk & Volatility

New York REIT has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York REIT’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New York REIT and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
New York REIT $160.27 million -$82.52 million -14.10
New York REIT Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 571.90

New York REIT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than New York REIT. New York REIT 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for New York REIT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
New York REIT Competitors 645 2582 2221 24 2.30

New York REIT presently has a consensus target price of $9.75, indicating a potential upside of 38.30%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.56%. Given New York REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New York REIT is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.3% of New York REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of New York REIT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

New York REIT rivals beat New York REIT on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About New York REIT

New York REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns a portfolio of commercial real estate. The Company’s business is primarily conducted through New York Recovery Operating Partnership, L.P. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 19 properties, which aggregated 3.3 million rentable square feet. The Company holds interests in properties of various types, such as office, retail, hotel, parking and storage. The Company’s properties include Design Center, 416 Washington Street, 50 Varick Street, 1440 Broadway, One Worldwide Plaza, 256 West 38th Street, 229 West 36th Street, 333 West 34th Street, 367-387 Bleecker Street, 33 West 56th Street (garage) and 350 West 42nd Street.

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