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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Duke Realty and Corenergy Infrastructure Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Duke Realty presently has a consensus price target of $30.25, indicating a potential upside of 9.84%. Corenergy Infrastructure Trust has a consensus price target of $21.36, indicating a potential downside of 38.28%. Given Duke Realty’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Duke Realty is more favorable than Corenergy Infrastructure Trust.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.7% of Duke Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.3% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Duke Realty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Corenergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Duke Realty $780.93 million 12.64 $1.63 billion $1.24 22.21
Corenergy Infrastructure Trust $88.75 million 4.66 $32.60 million $3.81 9.08

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.

Profitability

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

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

Dividends

Duke Realty pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Corenergy Infrastructure Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Duke Realty pays out 69.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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 has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

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

Summary

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

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.

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.

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