Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE: FUR) is one of 75 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Winthrop Realty Trust to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Winthrop Realty Trust has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Winthrop Realty Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.77, indicating that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Winthrop Realty Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Winthrop Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors 640 2616 2241 24 2.30

As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 1.12%. Given Winthrop Realty Trust’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Winthrop Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors 50.91% 4.81% 3.56%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Winthrop Realty Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A 62.20
Winthrop Realty Trust Competitors $537.63 million $101.41 million 429.79

Winthrop Realty Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Winthrop Realty Trust. Winthrop Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Winthrop Realty Trust peers beat Winthrop Realty Trust on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Winthrop Realty Trust Company Profile

Winthrop Realty Trust (Winthrop) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through its operating partnership, WRT Realty L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company’s business is owning real property and real estate related assets. The Company has adopted a plan of liquidation. The Company is not permitted to make any new investments other than protective acquisitions or advances with respect to its existing assets, including providing seller financing to purchasers of its assets if it deems it prudent to facilitate the sale of such asset. It is permitted to satisfy any existing contractual obligations, including any capital call requirements and acquisitions or dispositions pursuant to buy-sell provisions under existing joint venture documentation. The Company holds approximately 10 consolidated operating properties, over 10 equity investments, approximately four loans receivable, one secured financing receivable and one loan security.

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