Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO) and Prologis (NYSE:AMB) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Terreno Realty Corporation and Prologis, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Terreno Realty Corporation 0 4 3 0 2.43
Prologis 0 0 0 0 N/A

Terreno Realty Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $33.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.09%.

Dividends

Terreno Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Prologis does not pay a dividend. Prologis has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.9% of Terreno Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Terreno Realty Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Terreno Realty Corporation and Prologis’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Terreno Realty Corporation $121.16 million 15.58 $65.43 million N/A N/A
Prologis N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Terreno Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Prologis.

Profitability

This table compares Terreno Realty Corporation and Prologis’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Terreno Realty Corporation 20.91% 3.13% 1.95%
Prologis 37.59% 7.27% 3.85%

Summary

Terreno Realty Corporation beats Prologis on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Terreno Realty Corporation

Terreno Realty Corporation acquires, owns and operates industrial real estate in coastal markets in the United States, such as Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Miami and Washington, District of Columbia (D.C.)/Baltimore. The Company invests in a range of industrial real estate, including warehouse/distribution, flex (including light industrial and research and development) and trans-shipment. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 166 buildings aggregating approximately 12 million square feet and five land parcels consisting of 22.8 acres. As of December 31, 2016, its properties were leased to 376 customers. The Company focuses on functional buildings in infill locations that may be shared by multiple tenants and that cater to customer demand within the various submarkets in which it operates.

About Prologis

Prologis, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The Company is engaged in logistics real estate business. The Company’s segments include Real Estate Operations and Strategic Capital. The Real estate operations segment consists of rental operations and development. The Company’s strategic capital segment includes asset management services, as well as services performed for unconsolidated co-investment ventures. Its strategic capital segment gives the Company access to third-party capital, both private and public. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had investments in, on an owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects across 676 million square feet (63 million square meters) in 20 countries spanning four continents.

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