STORE Capital (NYSE:STOR) and The Competition Head-To-Head Review

STORE Capital (NYSE: STOR) is one of 76 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare STORE Capital to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

STORE Capital has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, STORE Capital’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for STORE Capital and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
STORE Capital 0 5 9 0 2.64
STORE Capital Competitors 637 2604 2228 24 2.30

STORE Capital presently has a consensus price target of $26.91, indicating a potential upside of 4.26%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.55%. Given STORE Capital’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe STORE Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

STORE Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. STORE Capital pays out 185.1% 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 91.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares STORE Capital and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
STORE Capital $376.34 million $123.32 million 38.52
STORE Capital Competitors $537.26 million $100.34 million 426.48

STORE Capital’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than STORE Capital. STORE Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares STORE Capital and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
STORE Capital 35.67% 5.35% 2.82%
STORE Capital Competitors 53.29% 6.51% 3.83%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.7% of STORE Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of STORE Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

STORE Capital rivals beat STORE Capital on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About STORE Capital

STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, investment and management of single tenant operational real estate (STORE) properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a portfolio that consisted of investments in 1,660 property locations operated by 360 customers across 48 states. Its customers operate across a range of industries within the service, retail and manufacturing sectors of the United States economy, with restaurants, early childhood education centers, movie theaters, health clubs and furniture stores. The Company’s portfolio includes investments in approximately 1,330 property locations operated by over 300 customers across approximately 50 states. The Company provides real estate financing solutions principally to businesses that own STORE properties and operate within the broad-based service, retail and industrial sectors of the United States economy.

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