Elbit Imaging (NASDAQ:EMITF) and Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Elbit Imaging and Spirit Realty Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Elbit Imaging 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spirit Realty Capital 2 2 2 0 2.00

Spirit Realty Capital has a consensus target price of $40.67, suggesting a potential upside of 1.82%. Given Spirit Realty Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spirit Realty Capital is more favorable than Elbit Imaging.

Volatility & Risk

Elbit Imaging has a beta of 0.04, indicating that its share price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spirit Realty Capital has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Spirit Realty Capital pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Elbit Imaging does not pay a dividend. Spirit Realty Capital pays out 58.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Elbit Imaging and Spirit Realty Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Elbit Imaging $225.79 million 0.04 -$97.50 million N/A N/A
Spirit Realty Capital $668.96 million 5.12 $77.14 million $4.25 9.40

Spirit Realty Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Elbit Imaging.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.6% of Elbit Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. 59.4% of Elbit Imaging shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Spirit Realty Capital shares 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.

Profitability

This table compares Elbit Imaging and Spirit Realty Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Elbit Imaging N/A N/A N/A
Spirit Realty Capital 20.95% 4.27% 2.00%

Summary

Spirit Realty Capital beats Elbit Imaging on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Elbit Imaging

Elbit Imaging Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in medical industries and plots sale businesses in India, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is involved in the research and development, production, and marketing of treatment-oriented medical systems, including magnetic resonance imaging for the purpose of performing noninvasive treatments in human beings; and products designated for certain cancer diseases. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.

About Spirit Realty Capital

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties. As of September 30, 2018, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,523 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 28.7 million square feet, are leased to approximately 252 tenants across 49 states and 32 industries.

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