Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) and Origen Financial (NYSE:ORGN) Critical Review

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) and Origen Financial (OTCMKTS:ORGN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Origen Financial has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Origen Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Four Corners Property Trust $143.63 million 13.72 $82.39 million $1.41 20.28
Origen Financial $50,000.00 N/A -$160,000.00 N/A N/A

Four Corners Property Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Origen Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.5% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.0% of Origen Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Origen Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Four Corners Property Trust 47.59% 10.90% 5.56%
Origen Financial N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Four Corners Property Trust and Origen Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Four Corners Property Trust 0 2 3 0 2.60
Origen Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Four Corners Property Trust currently has a consensus target price of $31.40, indicating a potential upside of 9.83%. Given Four Corners Property Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Four Corners Property Trust is more favorable than Origen Financial.

Summary

Four Corners Property Trust beats Origen Financial on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Four Corners Property Trust

FCPT is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio primarily by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and food industry.

About Origen Financial

Origen Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It manages residual interests in its securitized loan portfolios. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Origen Financial, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Southfield, Michigan.

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