Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Kimco Realty Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimco Realty Corporation 21.77% 4.68% 2.23%
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kimco Realty Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimco Realty Corporation $1.17 billion $764.78 million 39.78
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 28.65

Kimco Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Kimco Realty Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Kimco Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimco Realty Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Kimco Realty Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimco Realty Corporation 0 8 6 0 2.43
Kimco Realty Corporation Competitors 261 1212 1181 24 2.36

Kimco Realty Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $25.32, indicating a potential upside of 29.91%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 15.25%. Given Kimco Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kimco Realty Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.1% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Kimco Realty Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies 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.

Dividends

Kimco Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Kimco Realty Corporation pays out 220.4% 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 4.4% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kimco Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Summary

Kimco Realty Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kimco Realty Corporation

Kimco Realty Corporation is a self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, development and operation of open-air shopping centers, which are anchored generally by discount department stores, grocery stores or drugstores. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had interests in 510 shopping center properties, including 84 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), located in 32 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. As of March 31, 2017, the Company had 380 other property interests, primarily through the Company’s preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling 5.8 million square feet of GLA.

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