CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust (NYSE: CORR) is one of 16 public companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust 1 2 0 0 1.67
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Competitors 85 326 604 24 2.55

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust presently has a consensus price target of $35.33, suggesting a potential downside of 0.05%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.23%. Given CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust pays out 124.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 170.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust 38.26% 9.04% 5.17%
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Competitors 34.60% 8.74% 3.15%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust $88.83 million $71.15 million 14.67
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Competitors $1.00 billion $531.02 million 29.62

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

Summary

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust competitors beat CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (CorEnergy) is focused on acquiring and financing midstream and downstream real estate assets within the United States energy infrastructure sector and concurrently entering into long-term triple-net participating leases with energy companies. The Company also provides other types of capital, including loans secured by energy infrastructure assets. The Company owns assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. It assets include Grand Isle Gathering System, Pinedale Liquids Gathering System (Pinedale LGS), Portland Terminal Facility, MoGas Pipeline System and Omega Pipeline.

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