General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare General Growth Properties to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares General Growth Properties and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|General Growth Properties||$2.51 billion||$1.76 billion||18.03|
|General Growth Properties Competitors||$711.68 million||$472.02 million||29.21|
General Growth Properties has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. General Growth Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
General Growth Properties has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Growth Properties’ peers have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares General Growth Properties and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|General Growth Properties||50.01%||13.57%||5.07%|
|General Growth Properties Competitors||21.35%||5.12%||2.89%|
General Growth Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. General Growth Properties pays out 73.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. General Growth Properties has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.2% of General Growth Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 35.6% of General Growth Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for General Growth Properties and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|General Growth Properties||1||5||4||0||2.30|
|General Growth Properties Competitors||130||987||1113||22||2.46|
General Growth Properties currently has a consensus target price of $24.80, indicating a potential upside of 15.62%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.01%. Given General Growth Properties’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe General Growth Properties is more favorable than its peers.
General Growth Properties beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
General Growth Properties Company Profile
GGP Inc. (GGP), formerly General Growth Properties, Inc., is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates as a holding company, which is engaged in the operation, development and management of retail and other rental properties, primarily regional malls. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned, either entirely or with joint venture partners, 127 retail properties located throughout the United States comprising approximately 125 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s retail properties included 200 Lafayette, The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Northridge Fashion Center, Brass Mill Center, Jordan Creek Town Center, Westroads Mall and Stonestown Galleria. The Company’s business is conducted through GGP Operating Partnership, LP (GGPOP), GGP Nimbus, LP (GGPN) and GGP Limited Partnership (GGPLP, and together with GGPN and GGPOP, the Operating Partnerships), subsidiaries of GGP.
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