Getty Realty (GTY) vs. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (RPT) Financial Review

Getty Realty (NYSE: GTY) and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Getty Realty and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Getty Realty $115.27 million 9.22 $38.41 million $1.19 22.54
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust $260.93 million 4.37 $59.66 million $0.59 24.32

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Getty Realty. Getty Realty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Getty Realty and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Getty Realty 1 0 2 0 2.33
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 1 6 4 0 2.27

Getty Realty currently has a consensus price target of $27.33, indicating a potential upside of 1.91%. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $15.13, indicating a potential upside of 5.40%. Given Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is more favorable than Getty Realty.

Risk & Volatility

Getty Realty has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Getty Realty and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Getty Realty 36.66% 9.62% 4.89%
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust 44.94% 14.24% 5.49%

Dividends

Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Getty Realty pays out 107.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust pays out 149.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Getty Realty has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years and Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.2% of Getty Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.2% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of Getty Realty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust beats Getty Realty on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s 825 properties were located in 26 states across the United States and Washington, District of Columbia. Its properties are operated under a range of brands, including 76, Aloha, BP, Citgo, Conoco, Exxon, Getty, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell and Valero. The Company owns the Getty name in connection with its real estate and the petroleum marketing business in the United States. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had owned 738 properties and leased 87 properties from third-party landlords. Its typical property is used as a convenience store and gasoline station. Its properties are concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management, redevelopment, development and operation of retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and managed multi-anchored shopping centers in 12 metropolitan markets in the United States. It conducts its business through its operating partnership, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P. It invests in large, multi-anchored shopping centers that include national chain store tenants and supermarket tenants. National chain anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot. Supermarket anchor tenants in its centers include, among others, Publix Super Market, Whole Foods, Kroger and Sprouts. Its shopping centers are located in metropolitan markets, such as Metro Detroit, Southeast Florida, Greater Denver, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tampa/Lakeland, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta.

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