Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) and One Liberty Properties (NYSE:OLP) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Kilroy Realty Corporation and One Liberty Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kilroy Realty Corporation 21.75% 4.11% 2.24%
One Liberty Properties 54.27% 13.34% 5.43%

Risk & Volatility

Kilroy Realty Corporation has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, One Liberty Properties has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kilroy Realty Corporation and One Liberty Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kilroy Realty Corporation 0 3 6 0 2.67
One Liberty Properties 0 2 0 0 2.00

Kilroy Realty Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $79.22, suggesting a potential upside of 15.42%. One Liberty Properties has a consensus price target of $24.75, suggesting a potential upside of 5.91%. Given Kilroy Realty Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Kilroy Realty Corporation is more favorable than One Liberty Properties.

Dividends

Kilroy Realty Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. One Liberty Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Kilroy Realty Corporation pays out 122.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. One Liberty Properties pays out 147.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Kilroy Realty Corporation has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Kilroy Realty Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of One Liberty Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Kilroy Realty Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of One Liberty Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kilroy Realty Corporation and One Liberty Properties’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kilroy Realty Corporation $691.90 million 9.76 $400.80 million $1.39 49.38
One Liberty Properties $74.78 million 5.77 $48.43 million $1.17 19.97

Kilroy Realty Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than One Liberty Properties. One Liberty Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kilroy Realty Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Kilroy Realty Corporation beats One Liberty Properties on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kilroy Realty Corporation

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle. It owns its interests in all of its real estate assets through Kilroy Realty, L.P. (Operating Partnership) and the Kilroy Realty Finance Partnership, L.P. (Finance Partnership). Its stabilized portfolio includes all of its properties with the exception of development and redevelopment properties under construction or committed for construction, lease-up properties, real estate assets held for sale and undeveloped land. As of December 31, 2016, its stabilized portfolio of operating properties included 108 stabilized office properties and a stabilized residential property.

About One Liberty Properties

One Liberty Properties, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires, owns and manages a geographically diversified portfolio consisting of retail, industrial, flex, and health and fitness properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 114 properties and participated in joint ventures that own five properties. These 119 properties are located in 30 states and have an aggregate of approximately 10.1 million square feet (including an aggregate of approximately 1.2 million square feet at properties owned by its joint ventures). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s property locations included Fort Mill, South Carolina; Royersford, Pennsylvania; Round Rock, Texas; W.Hartford, Connecticut; Delport, Missouri; Brooklyn, New York City; Lakemoor, Illinois; Tucker, Georgia; Cedar Park, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Sandy Springs, Georgia; Wichita, Kansas; Melville, New York; Ronkonkoma, New York, and Niles, Illinois.

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