National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN) and Gecina (OTCMKTS:GECFF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares National Retail Properties and Gecina’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|National Retail Properties||$622.66 million||14.93||$292.44 million||$2.68||21.22|
This table compares National Retail Properties and Gecina’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Retail Properties||43.14%||7.88%||3.84%|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for National Retail Properties and Gecina, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Retail Properties||0||5||3||0||2.38|
National Retail Properties presently has a consensus price target of $60.33, indicating a potential upside of 6.09%. Given National Retail Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe National Retail Properties is more favorable than Gecina.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.3% of National Retail Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of National Retail Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
National Retail Properties has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its stock price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gecina has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
National Retail Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Gecina does not pay a dividend. National Retail Properties pays out 76.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. National Retail Properties has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.
National Retail Properties beats Gecina on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About National Retail Properties
National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long term, net leases. As of March 31, 2019, the company owned 2,984 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 30.7 million square feet and with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.4 years.
Gecina owns, manages and develops property holdings worth 19.8 billion euros at end-June 2018, with nearly 93% located in the Paris Region. The Group is building its business around France's leading office portfolio and a diversification division with residential assets and student residences. Gecina has put sustainable innovation at the heart of its strategy to create value, anticipate its customers' expectations and invest while respecting the environment, thanks to the dedication and expertise of its staff. Gecina is a French real estate investment trust (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris, and is part of the SBF 120, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good, DJSI Europe and World, Stoxx Global ESG Leaders and Vigeo indices. In line with its commitments to the community, Gecina has created a company foundation, which is focused on protecting the environment and supporting all forms of disability.
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