Head-To-Head Survey: Essential Properties Realty Trust (NYSE:EPRT) & Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NYSE:ILPT)

Essential Properties Realty Trust (NYSE:EPRT) and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ:ILPT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

Essential Properties Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays out 82.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

Essential Properties Realty Trust has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Essential Properties Realty Trust and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Essential Properties Realty Trust 0 5 6 0 2.55
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 1 1 1 0 2.00

Essential Properties Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $21.07, indicating a potential downside of 14.97%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.01%. Given Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is more favorable than Essential Properties Realty Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.4% of Essential Properties Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of Essential Properties Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Essential Properties Realty Trust and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Essential Properties Realty Trust 21.30% 2.73% 1.69%
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 35.17% 6.47% 3.64%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Essential Properties Realty Trust and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Essential Properties Realty Trust $96.22 million 19.66 $15.61 million N/A N/A
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust $162.53 million 8.80 $74.39 million $1.61 13.65

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Essential Properties Realty Trust.

Summary

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust beats Essential Properties Realty Trust on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Essential Properties Realty Trust Company Profile

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate company, acquires, owns, and manages single-tenant properties in the United States. The company leases its properties to middle-market companies, such as restaurants, car washes, automotive services, medical services, convenience stores, entertainment, early childhood education, and health and fitness on a long-term basis. As of December 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 677 properties. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Company Profile

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

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