Getty Realty Corporation (NYSE: GTY) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Getty Realty Corporation to similar companies based off the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

Getty Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Getty Realty Corporation pays out 92.6% 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, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Getty Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Getty Realty Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Getty Realty Corporation 1 0 2 0 2.33
Getty Realty Corporation Competitors 258 1200 1174 24 2.36

Getty Realty Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $27.33, indicating a potential downside of 3.82%. All “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 14.65%. Given Getty Realty Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Getty Realty Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Getty Realty Corporation 36.50% 10.28% 5.06%
Getty Realty Corporation Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Volatility and Risk

Getty Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Getty Realty Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.66, meaning that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Getty Realty Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Getty Realty Corporation $114.91 million $78.24 million 23.49
Getty Realty Corporation Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.44

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.1% of Getty Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of Getty Realty Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Getty Realty Corporation competitors beat Getty Realty Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Getty Realty Corporation

Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company specializes in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s 825 properties were located in 26 states across the United States and Washington, District of Columbia. Its properties are operated under a range of brands, including 76, Aloha, BP, Citgo, Conoco, Exxon, Getty, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell and Valero. The Company owns the Getty name in connection with its real estate and the petroleum marketing business in the United States. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had owned 738 properties and leased 87 properties from third-party landlords. Its typical property is used as a convenience store and gasoline station. Its properties are concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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