Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) & Its Peers Head to Head Survey

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: GOV) is one of 77 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Government Properties Income Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Government Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%. Government Properties Income Trust pays out 318.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 93.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Government Properties Income Trust $258.18 million $57.84 million 34.07
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors $537.63 million $101.41 million 305.21

Government Properties Income Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Government Properties Income Trust. Government Properties Income 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Government Properties Income Trust 2 1 2 0 2.00
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors 649 2624 2252 24 2.30

Government Properties Income Trust presently has a consensus target price of $18.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.90%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.68%. Given Government Properties Income Trust’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Government Properties Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.2% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Government Properties Income Trust 15.30% 4.27% 1.66%
Government Properties Income Trust Competitors 53.26% 4.97% 3.68%

Volatility and Risk

Government Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Government Properties Income Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Government Properties Income Trust rivals beat Government Properties Income Trust on 13 of the 15 factors compared.

About Government Properties Income Trust

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). The Company’s properties are located in areas, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 73 properties (95 buildings). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 31 states and the District of Columbia, and contained approximately 11.4 million rentable square feet.

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