CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CoreSite Realty Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.7% of CoreSite Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of CoreSite Realty Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoreSite Realty Corporation 15.21% 15.35% 4.82%
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors 21.90% 6.28% 2.92%

Dividends

CoreSite Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. CoreSite Realty Corporation pays out 195.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.5% and pay out 147.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CoreSite Realty Corporation has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. CoreSite Realty Corporation lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CoreSite Realty Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CoreSite Realty Corporation $400.35 million $58.70 million 62.97
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors $725.19 million $230.98 million 31.16

CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CoreSite Realty Corporation. CoreSite Realty Corporation 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.

Risk & Volatility

CoreSite Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals 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 summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CoreSite Realty Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoreSite Realty Corporation 0 6 5 0 2.45
CoreSite Realty Corporation Competitors 143 1020 1120 21 2.44

CoreSite Realty Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $105.56, suggesting a potential downside of 8.89%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 22.09%. Given CoreSite Realty Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CoreSite Realty Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

CoreSite Realty Corporation rivals beat CoreSite Realty Corporation on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

CoreSite Realty Corporation Company Profile

CoreSite Realty Corporation (CoreSite) is an integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company, through its controlling interest in CoreSite, L.P., is engaged in the business of ownership, acquisition, construction and operation of data centers across a range of markets in the United States, including the Northern Virginia, New York and San Francisco Bay areas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and Denver. The enterprises, network operators, cloud providers and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect and protect their data, applications and computing workloads. Its offerings include the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange and the Any2 Internet Exchange. As of December 31, 2016, it had offered cloud-enabled, network data center campuses with over 20,000 interconnections across its portfolio and direct access to carriers and Internet service providers, cloud and information technology service providers, and inter site connectivity.

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