Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE: FUR) and Equity One (NYSE:EQY) are both commercial reits – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and Equity One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A
Equity One 18.64% 3.82% 2.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Winthrop Realty Trust and Equity One, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Winthrop Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Equity One 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Equity One pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Winthrop Realty Trust does not pay a dividend. Equity One pays out 146.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

Winthrop Realty Trust has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equity One has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and Equity One’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A $0.15 62.20
Equity One N/A N/A N/A $0.49 62.96

Winthrop Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equity One, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.0% of Equity One shares are held by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Equity One beats Winthrop Realty Trust on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop Realty Trust (Winthrop) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through its operating partnership, WRT Realty L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company’s business is owning real property and real estate related assets. The Company has adopted a plan of liquidation. The Company is not permitted to make any new investments other than protective acquisitions or advances with respect to its existing assets, including providing seller financing to purchasers of its assets if it deems it prudent to facilitate the sale of such asset. It is permitted to satisfy any existing contractual obligations, including any capital call requirements and acquisitions or dispositions pursuant to buy-sell provisions under existing joint venture documentation. The Company holds approximately 10 consolidated operating properties, over 10 equity investments, approximately four loans receivable, one secured financing receivable and one loan security.

About Equity One

Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.

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