Critical Review: AmeriCold Realty Trust (COLD) versus Education Realty Trust (EDR)
AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: EDR) and Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and Education Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AmeriCold Realty Trust||$1.54 billion||2.38||-$600,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Education Realty Trust||$331.07 million||10.10||$47.44 million||$1.90||21.83|
AmeriCold Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Education Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Education Realty Trust pays out 82.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Education Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Education Realty Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and Education Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AmeriCold Realty Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Education Realty Trust||38.30%||6.70%||4.16%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AmeriCold Realty Trust and Education Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AmeriCold Realty Trust||0||2||5||0||2.71|
|Education Realty Trust||1||3||5||0||2.44|
AmeriCold Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $21.43, indicating a potential downside of 16.26%. Education Realty Trust has a consensus target price of $41.93, indicating a potential upside of 1.08%. Given Education Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Education Realty Trust is more favorable than AmeriCold Realty Trust.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
60.3% of AmeriCold Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Education Realty Trust shares are owned by company 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.
Education Realty Trust beats AmeriCold Realty Trust on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
AmeriCold Realty Trust Company Profile
Americold is the world's largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 156 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 924 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves approximately 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.
Education Realty Trust Company Profile
A leader in the collegiate housing industry since 1964, EdR is one of the largest developers, owners and managers of high-quality collegiate housing communities. EdR is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDR). As a REIT, we create and own properties that will bring value to our portfolio and stockholders for a long time. Our projects are built to last and to be profitable for many years to come.
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