New York REIT (NYSE: NYRT) is one of 81 publicly-traded companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare New York REIT to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for New York REIT and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New York REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
New York REIT Competitors 586 2322 1944 20 2.29

New York REIT currently has a consensus price target of $9.75, suggesting a potential upside of 32.83%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 6.85%. Given New York REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe New York REIT is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares New York REIT and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
New York REIT $160.27 million -$82.52 million -14.68
New York REIT Competitors $522.42 million $75.44 million 651.84

New York REIT’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than New York REIT. New York REIT 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.

Profitability

This table compares New York REIT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New York REIT N/A -5.71% -2.70%
New York REIT Competitors 57.04% 6.63% 3.97%

Risk & Volatility

New York REIT has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New York REIT’s competitors have a beta of 0.82, indicating that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.5% of New York REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.3% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of New York REIT shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

New York REIT competitors beat New York REIT on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

New York REIT Company Profile

New York REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company owns a portfolio of commercial real estate. The Company’s business is primarily conducted through New York Recovery Operating Partnership, L.P. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 19 properties, which aggregated 3.3 million rentable square feet. The Company holds interests in properties of various types, such as office, retail, hotel, parking and storage. The Company’s properties include Design Center, 416 Washington Street, 50 Varick Street, 1440 Broadway, One Worldwide Plaza, 256 West 38th Street, 229 West 36th Street, 333 West 34th Street, 367-387 Bleecker Street, 33 West 56th Street (garage) and 350 West 42nd Street.

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