Comparing Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) and Its Rivals

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE: FCPT) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Four Corners Property Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Four Corners Property Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Four Corners Property Trust 0 2 2 0 2.50
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors 141 1019 1118 21 2.44

Four Corners Property Trust currently has a consensus price target of $26.67, indicating a potential upside of 5.07%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 16.76%. Given Four Corners Property Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Four Corners Property Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Four Corners Property Trust 63.74% 17.21% 8.58%
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors 21.84% 6.21% 2.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Four Corners Property Trust $124.02 million $156.80 million 18.80
Four Corners Property Trust Competitors $725.19 million $230.98 million 30.00

Four Corners Property Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Four Corners Property Trust. Four Corners Property Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Four Corners Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Four Corners Property Trust pays out 71.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.5% and pay out 144.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.8% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company 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 and Risk

Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.09, suggesting that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Four Corners Property Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.64, suggesting that their average share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Four Corners Property Trust rivals beat Four Corners Property Trust on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Four Corners Property Trust Company Profile

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. is a self-administered company and real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns, acquires and leases properties for use in the restaurant and food service related industries. The Company operates through two segments: real estate operations and restaurant operations. Its real estate operations segment consists of rental revenues primarily generated by leasing restaurant properties to tenants through triple-net lease arrangements under which the tenant is primarily responsible for ongoing costs relating to the properties. Its restaurant operations segment is conducted through its taxable REIT subsidiary, Kerrow Holdings, LLC, and consists of its Kerrow Restaurant Operating Business. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned 481 properties, all within the continental United States. Of these properties, 475 were held for investment and leased to tenants under triple-net leases and had an aggregate leasable area of approximately 3.4 million square feet.

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