AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) and Realty Income (NYSE:O) Head-To-Head Survey

Realty Income (NYSE:O) and AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Realty Income and AmeriCold Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Realty Income 0 3 12 0 2.80
AmeriCold Realty Trust 0 1 7 0 2.88

Realty Income presently has a consensus price target of $71.36, indicating a potential upside of 18.81%. AmeriCold Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $37.71, indicating a potential upside of 3.92%. Given Realty Income’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Realty Income is more favorable than AmeriCold Realty Trust.

Dividends

Realty Income pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. AmeriCold Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Realty Income pays out 84.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AmeriCold Realty Trust pays out 71.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Realty Income has increased its dividend for 24 consecutive years and AmeriCold Realty Trust has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Realty Income is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Realty Income and AmeriCold Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Realty Income $1.49 billion 13.83 $436.48 million $3.32 18.09
AmeriCold Realty Trust $1.78 billion 4.07 $48.16 million $1.17 31.02

Realty Income has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AmeriCold Realty Trust. Realty Income is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AmeriCold Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Realty Income has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AmeriCold Realty Trust has a beta of 0.13, indicating that its share price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Realty Income and AmeriCold Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Realty Income 30.44% 4.95% 2.67%
AmeriCold Realty Trust 4.07% 4.04% 1.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.7% of Realty Income shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Realty Income shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of AmeriCold Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Realty Income beats AmeriCold Realty Trust on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Realty Income

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company, is an S&P 500 company dedicated to providing stockholders with dependable monthly income. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 5,700 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national commercial tenants. To date, the company has declared 584 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 50-year operating history and increased the dividend 100 times since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O).

About AmeriCold Realty Trust

Americold is the world's largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 155 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 918.7 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves approximately 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.

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