Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Industrial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Duke Realty Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Duke Realty Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Duke Realty Corporation 0 5 5 0 2.50
Duke Realty Corporation Competitors 56 502 494 5 2.42

Duke Realty Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $29.56, suggesting a potential upside of 2.06%. As a group, “Industrial REITs” companies have a potential downside of 1.64%. Given Duke Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Duke Realty Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Duke Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Duke Realty Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.06, indicating that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.2% of Duke Realty Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Duke Realty Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of shares of all “Industrial REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Duke Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Duke Realty Corporation pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Industrial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 81.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Duke Realty Corporation has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Duke Realty Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Duke Realty Corporation 178.66% 6.36% 3.68%
Duke Realty Corporation Competitors 54.60% 7.36% 3.90%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Duke Realty Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Duke Realty Corporation $902.24 million $312.14 million 6.94
Duke Realty Corporation Competitors $606.71 million $215.55 million 144.04

Duke Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Duke Realty Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Duke Realty Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Duke Realty Corporation Company Profile

Duke Realty Corporation is a self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company and Duke Realty Limited Partnership collectively specialize in the ownership, management and development of bulk distribution (industrial) and medical office real estate. It operates through three segments, the first two of which consist of the ownership and rental of industrial and medical office real estate investments. The operations of its industrial and medical office properties, as well as its rental operations, are collectively referred to as Rental Operations. The third segment includes real estate services, such as property management, asset management, leasing, development, general contracting and construction management. Its Service Operations segment also includes its taxable REIT subsidiary, through which certain of the segment’s operations are conducted. It maintains a Baa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service, Inc. and a BBB+ rating from Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.

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