Office Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: OPI) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Office Properties Income Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Office Properties Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $6.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 21.8%. Office Properties Income Trust pays out 85.1% 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, “Real estate” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 71.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.3% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Office Properties Income Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Real estate” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Office Properties Income Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Office Properties Income Trust 4.14% 0.64% 0.23%
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors 27.73% 3.94% 1.13%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Office Properties Income Trust and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Office Properties Income Trust $316.53 million $12.09 million 3.91
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors $1.36 billion $334.66 million 26.17

Office Properties Income Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Office Properties Income Trust. Office Properties Income Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Office Properties Income Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Office Properties Income Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Office Properties Income Trust Competitors 228 540 714 27 2.36

As a group, “Real estate” companies have a potential upside of 17.61%. Given Office Properties Income Trust’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Office Properties Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Office Properties Income Trust has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Office Properties Income Trust’s peers have a beta of 1.22, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Office Properties Income Trust peers beat Office Properties Income Trust on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Office Properties Income Trust Company Profile

Office Properties Income Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the business of owning and maintaining properties. It operates through thefollowing business segments: Investment in Real Estate, Investment in SIR, and Corporate. The company was founded on February 17, 2009 and is headquartered in Newton, MA.

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