Critical Survey: AmREIT (AMRE) and The Competition
AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare AmREIT to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for AmREIT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares AmREIT and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AmREIT Competitors||$725.19 million||$230.98 million||-84.35|
AmREIT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. AmREIT 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.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.0% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares AmREIT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
AmREIT rivals beat AmREIT on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
AmREIT Company Profile
AmREIT, Inc. (AmREIT) is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, acquires and selectively develops and redevelops primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers located in high-traffic, densely populated, affluent areas with high barriers to entry. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored by national and local retailers, including supermarket chains, drug stores and other necessity-based retailers. In June 2013, AmREIT Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, a 160,600 square foot Kroger-anchored shopping center in the north Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Effective September 24, 2013, AmREIT Inc, through its AmREIT Realty Investment Corp subsidiary, acquired Woodlake Square Shopping Center, an owner and operator of shopping centers. In August 2014, AmREIT Inc completed the acquisition of Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.
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