AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) is one of 32 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AmREIT to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
82.1% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares AmREIT and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AmREIT Competitors||$725.19 million||$230.98 million||-85.54|
AmREIT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. AmREIT is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares AmREIT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for AmREIT and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.86%. Given AmREIT’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AmREIT has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
AmREIT rivals beat AmREIT on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
AmREIT Company Profile
AmREIT, Inc. (AmREIT) is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns, operates, acquires and selectively develops and redevelops primarily neighborhood and community shopping centers located in high-traffic, densely populated, affluent areas with high barriers to entry. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored by national and local retailers, including supermarket chains, drug stores and other necessity-based retailers. In June 2013, AmREIT Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, a 160,600 square foot Kroger-anchored shopping center in the north Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Effective September 24, 2013, AmREIT Inc, through its AmREIT Realty Investment Corp subsidiary, acquired Woodlake Square Shopping Center, an owner and operator of shopping centers. In August 2014, AmREIT Inc completed the acquisition of Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.
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