Contrasting Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) and Rouse Properties (RSE)

Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) and Rouse Properties (NYSE:RSE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.


This table compares Kimco Realty Corporation and Rouse Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimco Realty Corporation 35.51% 7.73% 3.65%
Rouse Properties -12.34% -9.28% -1.58%


Kimco Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Rouse Properties does not pay a dividend. Kimco Realty Corporation pays out 125.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Kimco Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Rouse Properties has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kimco Realty Corporation and Rouse Properties, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimco Realty Corporation 0 7 7 0 2.50
Rouse Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kimco Realty Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $24.43, indicating a potential upside of 31.54%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.4% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kimco Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rouse Properties has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimco Realty Corporation and Rouse Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimco Realty Corporation $1.17 billion 6.75 $378.85 million $0.86 21.59
Rouse Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kimco Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Rouse Properties.


Kimco Realty Corporation beats Rouse Properties on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimco Realty Corporation

Kimco Realty Corporation is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, development and operation of open-air shopping centers, which are anchored generally by discount department stores, grocery stores or drugstores. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had interests in 510 shopping center properties, including 84 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), located in 32 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had 380 other property interests, primarily through the Company’s preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling 5.8 million square feet of GLA.

About Rouse Properties

Rouse Properties, Inc. is a United States-based real estate investment company. The Company owns and manages regional malls in protected markets or submarkets in the United States. The Company operates through the retail segment, which includes the operation, development and management of regional malls. The Company’s portfolio includes approximately 40 malls and retail centers in over 20 states totaling approximately 24.9 million square feet of retail space. The Company’s properties include Animas Valley Mall; Bayshore Mall; Birchwood Mall; Cache Valley Mall; Chesterfield Towne Center; Chula Vista Center; Colony Square Mall; Fig Garden Village; Grand Traverse Mall; Greenville Mall; Lakeland Square; Lansing Mall; Mall St. Vincent; NewPark Mall; North Plains Mall; Pierre Bossier Mall; Sikes Senter; Silver Lake Mall; Southland Center; Southland Mall; Spring Hill Mall; Valley Hills Mall; Vista Ridge Mall; Washington Park Mall; West Valley Mall; Westwood Mall, and White Mountain Mall.

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