Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) is one of 81 public companies in the “Commercial REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vornado Realty Trust to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Vornado Realty Trust has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vornado Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Vornado Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vornado Realty Trust 0 3 7 0 2.70
Vornado Realty Trust Competitors 647 2569 2204 24 2.29

Vornado Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $92.40, indicating a potential upside of 21.58%. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies have a potential upside of 8.12%. Given Vornado Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Vornado Realty Trust is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Vornado Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Vornado Realty Trust pays out 58.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Commercial REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.8% and pay out 165.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vornado Realty Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vornado Realty Trust $2.51 billion $906.91 million 18.36
Vornado Realty Trust Competitors $544.77 million $101.33 million 541.40

Vornado Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Vornado Realty 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.1% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.0% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of shares of all “Commercial REITs” companies are owned 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vornado Realty Trust 35.23% 4.73% 1.43%
Vornado Realty Trust Competitors 54.30% 6.89% 3.93%

Summary

Vornado Realty Trust beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Vornado Realty Trust

Vornado Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through Vornado Realty L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company operates through two segments: New York and Washington, DC. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s New York segment consisted of 28.3 million square feet in 86 properties. Its properties include 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Two Penn Plaza, 770 Broadway and 90 Park Avenue. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Washington, DC segment consisted of 58 properties aggregating 14.7 million square feet, including 11.1 million square feet of office space in 44 properties, nine residential properties containing 3,156 units and a hotel property. Its properties include 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, 223 23rd Street, 2221 South Clark Street and 1700 M Street. The Company’s interests in properties are held by the Operating Partnership. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned the 3.7 million square foot Mart (theMart) in Chicago.

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