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

Profitability

This table compares Kite Realty Group Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kite Realty Group Trust 3.29% 0.73% 0.33%
Kite Realty Group Trust Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kite Realty Group Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kite Realty Group Trust 0 3 3 1 2.71
Kite Realty Group Trust Competitors 130 985 1113 22 2.46

Kite Realty Group Trust currently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.65%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.51%. Given Kite Realty Group Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kite Realty Group Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kite Realty Group Trust and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kite Realty Group Trust $360.76 million $224.39 million 144.36
Kite Realty Group Trust Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.20

Kite Realty Group Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kite Realty Group Trust. Kite Realty Group Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Kite Realty Group Trust has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kite Realty Group Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Kite Realty Group Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Kite Realty Group Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% 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

Kite Realty Group Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Kite Realty Group Trust pays out 864.3% 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 4.2% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kite Realty Group Trust has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Summary

Kite Realty Group Trust rivals beat Kite Realty Group Trust on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kite Realty Group Trust

Kite Realty Group Trust is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiary, Kite Realty Group, L.P., owns interests in various operating subsidiaries and joint ventures engaged in the ownership, operation, acquisition, development and redevelopment of neighborhood and community shopping centers in selected markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in 108 operating retail properties totaling approximately 21.4 million square feet of gross leasable area (including approximately 6.3 million square feet of non-owned anchor space) located in 20 states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had an interest in two development projects under construction. In addition to its development projects, as of December 31, 2016, the Company had nine redevelopment projects. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in one office operating property and an associated parking garage.

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