Voltari (OTCMKTS:VLTC) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
86.6% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Voltari shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Voltari and Urban Edge Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urban Edge Properties||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Voltari and Urban Edge Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urban Edge Properties||20.55%||8.39%||2.99%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Voltari and Urban Edge Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Urban Edge Properties||$407.04 million||5.39||$67.07 million||$1.34||14.32|
Urban Edge Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Voltari.
Urban Edge Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Voltari does not pay a dividend. Urban Edge Properties pays out 65.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Urban Edge Properties has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Urban Edge Properties beats Voltari on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Voltari Company Profile
Voltari Corporation engages in acquiring, financing, and leasing commercial real properties. It owns commercial real properties in Long Branch, New Jersey and Flanders, New York. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Urban Edge Properties Company Profile
Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge owns 88 properties totaling 16.3 million square feet of gross leasable area.
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