Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Simon Property Group to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Simon Property Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Simon Property Group 32.07% 39.29% 6.03%
Simon Property Group Competitors 21.11% 5.06% 2.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Simon Property Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Simon Property Group $5.49 billion $4.02 billion 29.09
Simon Property Group Competitors $727.99 million $483.06 million 29.54

Simon Property Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Simon Property Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Simon Property Group pays an annual dividend of $7.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Simon Property Group pays out 127.9% 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, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 144.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Simon Property Group has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Simon Property Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Simon Property Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Simon Property Group 0 5 10 0 2.67
Simon Property Group Competitors 260 1210 1177 24 2.36

Simon Property Group presently has a consensus target price of $194.36, suggesting a potential upside of 18.69%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.49%. Given Simon Property Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Simon Property Group is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Simon Property Group has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Simon Property Group’s peers have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.2% of Simon Property Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Simon Property Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Simon Property Group beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Simon Property Group Company Profile

Simon Property Group, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, develops and manages retail real estate properties, which consist primarily of malls, Premium Outlets and The Mills. Simon Property Group, L.P. (Operating Partnership), is the Company’s partnership subsidiary that owns all of its real estate properties and other assets. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or held an interest in 206 income-producing properties in the United States, which consisted of 108 malls, 67 Premium Outlets, 14 Mills, four lifestyle centers, and 13 other retail properties in 37 states and Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, it had redevelopment and expansion projects, including the addition of anchors, big box tenants, and restaurants, underway at 27 properties in the United States and it had one outlet and one other retail project under development.

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