Alexander’s (NYSE: ALX) is one of 248 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Alexander’s to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

Alexander’s pays an annual dividend of $18.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Alexander’s pays out 92.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.0% and pay out 71.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Alexander’s has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alexander’s 26.54% 22.58% 4.69%
Alexander’s Competitors 24.39% 2.50% 2.56%

Volatility and Risk

Alexander’s has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alexander’s’ competitors have a beta of 0.73, indicating that their average share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Alexander’s and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alexander’s 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alexander’s Competitors 3518 12327 11556 368 2.32

As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 59.45%. Given Alexander’s’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alexander’s has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alexander’s and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alexander’s $226.35 million $60.08 million 14.02
Alexander’s Competitors $890.99 million $201.16 million 9.96

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.0% of Alexander’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.7% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.0% of Alexander’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Alexander’s Company Profile

Alexander’s, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in leasing, managing, development and redeveloping its properties. Its operating properties are located in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The company was founded on May 16, 1955 and is headquartered in Paramus, NJ.

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