TIER REIT (NYSE: TIER) is one of 17 public companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare TIER REIT to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares TIER REIT and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TIER REIT||$242.82 million||-$29.41 million||10.61|
|TIER REIT Competitors||$741.50 million||$133.14 million||28.10|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for TIER REIT and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TIER REIT Competitors||121||523||533||3||2.35|
TIER REIT presently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.16%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 9.98%. Given TIER REIT’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TIER REIT has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Risk & Volatility
TIER REIT has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TIER REIT’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.4% of TIER REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of TIER REIT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares TIER REIT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TIER REIT Competitors||8.36%||3.01%||1.24%|
TIER REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. TIER REIT pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Office REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 154.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. TIER REIT is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
TIER REIT beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
TIER REIT Company Profile
TIER REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of owning, acquiring, developing, operating, investing in, and disposing of real estate assets. The Company’s business is conducted through Tier Operating Partnership LP (Tier OP). As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 29 operating office properties, one non-operating property and one development property located in 13 markets throughout the United States. It owns properties located in metropolitan cities and suburban markets in the United States. The Company’s office properties include The Terrace Office Park, Domain 3, Domain 4, 5950 Sherry Lane, Burnett Plaza, Loop Central, One BriarLake Plaza, Three Eldridge Place, Eisenhower I, Forum Office Park, 500 E. Pratt, Woodcrest Corporate Center and 111 Woodcrest. The Company’s properties are located in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta and Denver.
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