Head to Head Review: Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (PECO) vs. Its Competitors

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:PECOGet Rating) is one of 330 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. $532.85 million $15.12 million 145.74
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. Competitors $784.33 million $166.79 million 22.91

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Phillips Edison & Company, Inc.. Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. 4.61% 1.06% 0.55%
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. Competitors 15.69% -4.54% 2.42%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.6% of Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. pays out 469.6% 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, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.7% and pay out 103.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. 0 6 4 0 2.40
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. Competitors 3920 15342 14798 389 2.34

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. currently has a consensus price target of $34.44, indicating a potential upside of 2.74%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 18.90%. Given Phillips Edison & Company, Inc.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. competitors beat Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. Company Profile (Get Rating)

Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (PECO), an internally-managed REIT, is one of the nation's largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. PECO's diversified portfolio of well-occupied neighborhood shopping centers features a mix of national and regional retailers selling necessity-based goods and services in fundamentally strong markets throughout the United States. Through its vertically-integrated operating platform, the Company manages a portfolio of 309 properties, including 283 wholly-owned properties comprising approximately 31.7 million square feet across 31 states (as of September 30, 2020). PECO has generated strong operating results over its 29+ year history and has partnered with leading institutional commercial real estate investors, including TPG Real Estate and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. The Company remains exclusively focused on creating great grocery-anchored shopping experiences and improving the communities it serves one center at a time.

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