Spirit Realty Capital (SRC) vs. Gyrodyne (GYRO) Financial Comparison

Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) and Gyrodyne (NASDAQ:GYRO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spirit Realty Capital 1 4 3 0 2.25
Gyrodyne 0 0 0 0 N/A

Spirit Realty Capital currently has a consensus target price of $8.55, indicating a potential upside of 15.23%. Given Spirit Realty Capital’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Spirit Realty Capital is more favorable than Gyrodyne.

Risk and Volatility

Spirit Realty Capital has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gyrodyne has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spirit Realty Capital 20.95% 4.27% 2.00%
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spirit Realty Capital $668.96 million 4.75 $77.14 million $0.85 8.73
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Spirit Realty Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Gyrodyne.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.4% of Spirit Realty Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.1% of Gyrodyne shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Spirit Realty Capital shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Gyrodyne shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Spirit Realty Capital pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. Gyrodyne does not pay a dividend. Spirit Realty Capital pays out 58.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spirit Realty Capital has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Spirit Realty Capital beats Gyrodyne on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spirit Realty Capital

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties. As of September 30, 2018, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,523 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 28.7 million square feet, are leased to approximately 252 tenants across 49 states and 32 industries.

About Gyrodyne

Gyrodyne, LLC. owns, leases and manages diverse commercial properties. The firm is distinguished by its service-oriented philosophy toward property ownership and management. Gyrodyne has grown from a largely Long Island player during the past into a diversified East Coast presence with an emphasis on medical office product.

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