AmREIT (NYSE: AMRE) and Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) are both retail reits companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares AmREIT and Brixmor Property Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Brixmor Property Group||$1.28 billion||4.20||$275.62 million||$1.06||16.57|
Brixmor Property Group has higher revenue and earnings than AmREIT. Brixmor Property Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmREIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for AmREIT and Brixmor Property Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Brixmor Property Group||0||6||4||0||2.40|
Brixmor Property Group has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.28%. Given Brixmor Property Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brixmor Property Group is more favorable than AmREIT.
Brixmor Property Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. AmREIT does not pay a dividend. Brixmor Property Group pays out 98.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.6% of Brixmor Property Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Brixmor Property Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares AmREIT and Brixmor Property Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Brixmor Property Group||25.14%||11.08%||3.48%|
Brixmor Property Group beats AmREIT on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
Brixmor Property Group Company Profile
Brixmor Property Group Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust. The Company conducts its operations primarily through Brixmor Operating Partnership LP and subsidiaries (collectively, the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, it owned interests in 512 shopping centers (the Portfolio) with approximately 86 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), including 511 shopping centers and one shopping center held through an unconsolidated joint venture. With an average shopping center size of 167,982 square feet as of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted predominantly of community and neighborhood shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in various states of the United States, such as Texas, Florida, California, New York, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, Delaware, West Virginia, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
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