Reviewing Corenergy Infrastructure Trust (CORR) and Duke Realty (DRE)

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust (NYSE:CORR) and Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Realty has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Duke Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust 33.78% 9.22% 4.78%
Duke Realty 56.94% 8.01% 4.94%

Dividends

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Duke Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Corenergy Infrastructure Trust pays out 78.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Duke Realty pays out 69.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Realty has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Duke Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust 0 2 0 0 2.00
Duke Realty 0 5 8 0 2.62

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust presently has a consensus price target of $21.36, suggesting a potential downside of 38.76%. Duke Realty has a consensus price target of $30.25, suggesting a potential upside of 11.42%. Given Duke Realty’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Duke Realty is more favorable than Corenergy Infrastructure Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.3% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of Duke Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Duke Realty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Corenergy Infrastructure Trust and Duke Realty’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust $88.75 million 4.70 $32.60 million $3.81 9.15
Duke Realty $780.93 million 12.46 $1.63 billion $1.24 21.90

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

Summary

Duke Realty beats Corenergy Infrastructure Trust on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corenergy Infrastructure Trust Company Profile

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA), is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns essential energy assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. We receive long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets, primarily under triple-net participating leases.

Duke Realty Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation owns and operates approximately 150 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 20 major logistics markets. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P 500 Index.

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