Comparing Four Corners Property Trust (FCPT) and Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Four Corners Property Trust and Brandywine Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Four Corners Property Trust 0 1 1 0 2.50
Brandywine Realty Trust 0 5 1 0 2.17

Four Corners Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 5.90%. Brandywine Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $16.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.03%. Given Brandywine Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brandywine Realty Trust is more favorable than Four Corners Property Trust.

Dividends

Four Corners Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Brandywine Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. Four Corners Property Trust pays out 84.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brandywine Realty Trust pays out 58.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Four Corners Property Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Brandywine Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Brandywine Realty Trust is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.1% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.0% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Brandywine Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Four Corners Property Trust 57.05% 13.21% 6.78%
Brandywine Realty Trust 16.26% 4.98% 2.29%

Risk and Volatility

Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brandywine Realty Trust has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Brandywine Realty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Four Corners Property Trust $133.21 million 13.45 $71.39 million $1.36 19.44
Brandywine Realty Trust $520.49 million 4.88 $120.85 million $1.31 10.85

Brandywine Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Four Corners Property Trust. Brandywine Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Four Corners Property Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Brandywine Realty Trust beats Four Corners Property Trust on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Four Corners Property Trust

FCPT is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and related food services industry.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 184 properties and 25.3 million square feet as of September 30, 2018, which excludes assets held for sale. Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together.

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