Contrasting OUTFRONT Media (OUT) & CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust (CORR)

OUTFRONT Media (NYSE: OUT) and CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:CORR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for OUTFRONT Media and CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OUTFRONT Media 0 2 4 0 2.67
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust 1 2 0 0 1.67

OUTFRONT Media currently has a consensus price target of $30.17, suggesting a potential upside of 29.47%. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust has a consensus price target of $35.33, suggesting a potential downside of 1.63%. Given OUTFRONT Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe OUTFRONT Media is more favorable than CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust.

Volatility and Risk

OUTFRONT Media has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OUTFRONT Media and CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OUTFRONT Media $1.51 billion 2.13 $90.90 million $0.76 30.66
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust $89.25 million 4.79 $29.66 million $2.30 15.62

OUTFRONT Media has higher revenue and earnings than CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OUTFRONT Media, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.1% of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of OUTFRONT Media shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

OUTFRONT Media pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.4%. OUTFRONT Media pays out 189.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust pays out 130.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares OUTFRONT Media and CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OUTFRONT Media 6.92% 8.52% 2.79%
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust 38.06% 9.08% 5.18%

Summary

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust beats OUTFRONT Media on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

OUTFRONT Media Company Profile

OUTFRONT Media Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which provides advertising space (displays) on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments are U.S. Media and Other. The U.S. Media segment includes U.S. Billboard and Transit. The Other segment includes International and Sports Marketing. The Company’s inventory consists of billboard displays, which are primarily located on the heavily traveled highways and roadways in Nielsen Designated Market Areas (DMAs), and transit advertising displays operated under multi-year contracts with municipalities in cities across the United States and Canada. The Company also has marketing and multimedia rights agreements with colleges, universities and other educational institutions, which entitle the Company to operate on-campus advertising displays, as well as manage marketing opportunities, media rights and experiential entertainment at sports events.

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Company Profile

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (CorEnergy) is focused on acquiring and financing midstream and downstream real estate assets within the United States energy infrastructure sector and concurrently entering into long-term triple-net participating leases with energy companies. The Company also provides other types of capital, including loans secured by energy infrastructure assets. The Company owns assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. It assets include Grand Isle Gathering System, Pinedale Liquids Gathering System (Pinedale LGS), Portland Terminal Facility, MoGas Pipeline System and Omega Pipeline.

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