Alexander’s (NYSE:ALX) and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ:ILPT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Alexander’s and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alexander’s||$232.82 million||7.09||$32.84 million||N/A||N/A|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||$162.53 million||8.81||$74.39 million||$1.61||13.65|
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alexander’s.
This table compares Alexander’s and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||28.27%||5.80%||2.87%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Alexander’s and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Industrial Logistics Properties Trust||1||1||1||0||2.00|
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.14%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than Alexander’s.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
34.1% of Alexander’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 26.0% of Alexander’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Alexander’s pays an annual dividend of $18.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays out 82.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Risk & Volatility
Alexander’s has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust beats Alexander’s on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alexander’s, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in leasing, managing, development and redeveloping its properties. Its operating properties are located in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The company was founded on May 16, 1955 and is headquartered in Paramus, NJ.
About Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.
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