Stag Industrial (NYSE: STAG) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Stag Industrial to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

Stag Industrial pays an annual dividend of $1.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Stag Industrial pays out 261.1% 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, “Industrial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 81.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Stag Industrial has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stag Industrial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Stag Industrial $250.24 million $34.51 million 52.41
Stag Industrial Competitors $606.71 million $215.55 million 144.05

Stag Industrial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Stag Industrial. Stag Industrial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Stag Industrial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stag Industrial 18.96% 5.72% 2.54%
Stag Industrial Competitors 52.16% 7.10% 3.68%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.1% of Stag Industrial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Stag Industrial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Stag Industrial has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stag Industrial’s competitors have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Stag Industrial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stag Industrial 0 1 5 0 2.83
Stag Industrial Competitors 56 502 494 5 2.42

Stag Industrial presently has a consensus target price of $28.30, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Industrial REITs” companies have a potential downside of 1.24%. Given Stag Industrial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Stag Industrial is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Stag Industrial competitors beat Stag Industrial on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Stag Industrial

STAG Industrial, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on the acquisition, ownership, and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties across the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 314 buildings in 37 states with approximately 60.9 million rentable square feet, consisting of 243 warehouse/distribution buildings, 54 light manufacturing buildings, 16 flex/office buildings, and one building in redevelopment. The Company owns all of its properties and conducts its business primarily through STAG Industrial Operating Partnership, L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company invests in properties historically used for industrial, light manufacturing and commercial purposes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were in various locations, such as Montgomery, Alabama; Rogers, Arkansas; Phoenix, Arizona; Sparks, Maryland; Camarillo, California, and Golden and Grand Junction in Colorado.

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