Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG) and Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE:GTY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Regency Centers Corporation and Getty Realty Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Regency Centers Corporation||13.19%||2.20%||1.26%|
|Getty Realty Corporation||36.50%||10.28%||5.06%|
Regency Centers Corporation pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Getty Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Regency Centers Corporation pays out 353.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Getty Realty Corporation pays out 92.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Regency Centers Corporation has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Getty Realty Corporation has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Getty Realty Corporation is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Volatility & Risk
Regency Centers Corporation has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Getty Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Regency Centers Corporation and Getty Realty Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Regency Centers Corporation||$798.89 million||13.81||$508.87 million||$0.60||108.34|
|Getty Realty Corporation||$114.91 million||9.74||$78.24 million||$1.21||23.46|
Regency Centers Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Getty Realty Corporation. Getty Realty Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Regency Centers Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Regency Centers Corporation and Getty Realty Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Regency Centers Corporation||1||5||4||1||2.45|
|Getty Realty Corporation||1||0||2||0||2.33|
Regency Centers Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $71.45, indicating a potential upside of 9.92%. Getty Realty Corporation has a consensus target price of $27.33, indicating a potential downside of 3.72%. Given Regency Centers Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Regency Centers Corporation is more favorable than Getty Realty Corporation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.5% of Regency Centers Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of Getty Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Regency Centers Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.3% of Getty Realty Corporation 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.
Regency Centers Corporation beats Getty Realty Corporation on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.
Regency Centers Corporation Company Profile
Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the general partner of Regency Centers, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition and development of retail shopping centers through the Operating Partnership. The Company’s properties include Palm Valley Marketplace, Shops at Arizona, Amerige Heights Town Center, Clayton Valley Shopping Center, Five Points Shopping Center, French Valley Village Center, Hasley Canyon Village, Pleasant Hill Shopping Center, Snell & Branham Plaza, Applewood Shopping Center, Kent Place, Black Rock, Spring Valley Shopping Center and Pebblebrook Plaza. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned all of the Preferred Units of the Operating Partnership and approximately 99.9% of the Units in the Operating Partnership. As of December 31, 2016, it owned direct or partial interests in 307 shopping centers.
Getty Realty Corporation Company Profile
Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s 825 properties were located in 26 states across the United States and Washington, District of Columbia. Its properties are operated under a range of brands, including 76, Aloha, BP, Citgo, Conoco, Exxon, Getty, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell and Valero. The Company owns the Getty name in connection with its real estate and the petroleum marketing business in the United States. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had owned 738 properties and leased 87 properties from third-party landlords. Its typical property is used as a convenience store and gasoline station. Its properties are concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
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