Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Office REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mack-Cali Realty Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.2% of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of shares of all “Office REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation -3.31% -1.21% -0.44%
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Competitors 5.41% 1.37% 0.69%

Dividends

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation pays out -307.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Office REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 249.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation $641.51 million $321.83 million -90.88
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Competitors $672.08 million $356.91 million 59.90

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation 1 2 4 0 2.43
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Competitors 173 642 624 10 2.33

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $28.43, suggesting a potential upside of 20.31%. As a group, “Office REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.32%. Given Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns and operates a real estate portfolio of Class A office and office/flex properties. It operates in three segments: commercial and other real estate, multi-family real estate and multi-family services. Its commercial and other real estate provides leasing, property management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its commercial and other real estate, and multi-family real estate portfolio. Its multi-family services business also provides similar services for third parties. It owned or had interests in approximately 248 properties, consisting of approximately 119 office and approximately 110 flex properties, totaling approximately 26.6 million square feet, leased to approximately 1,600 commercial tenants and approximately 19 multi-family rental properties containing approximately 5,614 residential units, plus developable land.

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