Cedar Realty Trust (NYSE: CDR) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cedar Realty Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cedar Realty Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cedar Realty Trust $147.44 million $81.98 million -96.48
Cedar Realty Trust Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.40

Cedar Realty Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cedar Realty Trust. Cedar Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Cedar Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cedar Realty Trust 6.58% 2.49% 0.77%
Cedar Realty Trust Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Risk & Volatility

Cedar Realty Trust has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cedar Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.67, indicating that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.2% of Cedar Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Cedar Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Cedar Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Cedar Realty Trust pays out -333.3% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cedar Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cedar Realty Trust 1 2 3 0 2.33
Cedar Realty Trust Competitors 130 986 1113 22 2.46

Cedar Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $6.25, indicating a potential upside of 7.94%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.39%. Given Cedar Realty Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cedar Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Cedar Realty Trust competitors beat Cedar Realty Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cedar Realty Trust

Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on ownership and operation of grocery-anchored shopping centers straddling the Washington District of Columbia (DC) to Boston corridor. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 61 operating properties (excluding properties held for sale) totaling approximately 9.1 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). The Company focuses its investment activities on grocery-anchored shopping centers. The Company’s properties portfolio comprises 26 properties in Pennsylvania, eight properties in Massachusetts, seven properties in Connecticut, seven properties in Maryland / Washington, D.C, eight properties in Virginia, four properties in New Jersey and one property in New York. The Company’s 106 are going to expire in the year 2017. The Company conducts all of its businesses through the Cedar Realty Trust Partnership L.P. (the Operating Partnership).

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