Kimco Realty (KIM) & CIM Commercial Trust (CMCT) Head to Head Review

Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) and CIM Commercial Trust (NASDAQ:CMCT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Kimco Realty and CIM Commercial Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimco Realty 40.14% 8.74% 4.22%
CIM Commercial Trust 12.02% 6.19% 1.76%



Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimco Realty and CIM Commercial Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimco Realty $1.20 billion 5.56 $426.07 million $1.55 10.23
CIM Commercial Trust $236.37 million 3.02 $379.73 million N/A N/A

Kimco Realty has higher revenue and earnings than CIM Commercial Trust.

Dividends

Kimco Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. CIM Commercial Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Kimco Realty pays out 72.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kimco Realty has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Kimco Realty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kimco Realty has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CIM Commercial Trust has a beta of -0.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.5% of Kimco Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.2% of CIM Commercial Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Kimco Realty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 96.2% of CIM Commercial Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Kimco Realty and CIM Commercial Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimco Realty 2 10 3 0 2.07
CIM Commercial Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kimco Realty currently has a consensus target price of $17.82, suggesting a potential upside of 12.42%. Given Kimco Realty’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Kimco Realty is more favorable than CIM Commercial Trust.

Summary

Kimco Realty beats CIM Commercial Trust on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimco Realty

Kimco Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2018, the company owned interests in 450 U.S. shopping centers comprising 78 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets.

About CIM Commercial Trust

CIM Commercial is a real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, owns, and operates Class A and creative office assets in vibrant and improving urban communities throughout the United States. Its properties are primarily located in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. CIM Commercial is operated by affiliates of CIM Group, L.P., a vertically-integrated owner and operator of real assets with multi-disciplinary expertise and in-house research, acquisition, credit analysis, development, finance, leasing, and asset management capabilities.

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