Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: GOV) is one of 76 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Government Properties Income Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Government Properties Income Trust||$258.18 million||$57.84 million||34.33|
|Government Properties Income Trust Competitors||$537.63 million||$101.41 million||334.52|
Volatility and Risk
Government Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Government Properties Income Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.77, indicating that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Government Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%. Government Properties Income Trust pays out 318.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.0% and pay out 92.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
58.2% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Government Properties Income Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Government Properties Income Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Government Properties Income Trust||2||1||2||0||2.00|
|Government Properties Income Trust Competitors||647||2627||2254||24||2.30|
Government Properties Income Trust presently has a consensus price target of $18.75, suggesting a potential upside of 1.13%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 1.58%. Given Government Properties Income Trust’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Government Properties Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
This table compares Government Properties Income Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Government Properties Income Trust||15.30%||4.27%||1.66%|
|Government Properties Income Trust Competitors||50.58%||4.69%||3.48%|
Government Properties Income Trust peers beat Government Properties Income Trust on 13 of the 15 factors compared.
Government Properties Income Trust Company Profile
Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). The Company’s properties are located in areas, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 73 properties (95 buildings). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in 31 states and the District of Columbia, and contained approximately 11.4 million rentable square feet.
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