Comparing Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) and WeWork (NYSE:WE)

Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRCGet Rating) and WeWork (NYSE:WEGet Rating) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and WeWork’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spirit Realty Capital 37.70% 6.16% 3.22%
WeWork -73.71% N/A -11.85%

Risk and Volatility

Spirit Realty Capital has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WeWork has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and WeWork’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spirit Realty Capital $608.39 million 9.48 $171.70 million $1.90 21.73
WeWork $2.57 billion 0.79 -$4.44 billion N/A N/A

Spirit Realty Capital has higher earnings, but lower revenue than WeWork.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.4% of Spirit Realty Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of WeWork shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Spirit Realty Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of WeWork shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Spirit Realty Capital and WeWork, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spirit Realty Capital 0 6 5 0 2.45
WeWork 0 1 5 0 2.83

Spirit Realty Capital presently has a consensus price target of $46.45, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. WeWork has a consensus price target of $7.83, suggesting a potential upside of 180.76%. Given WeWork’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe WeWork is more favorable than Spirit Realty Capital.

Summary

Spirit Realty Capital beats WeWork on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spirit Realty Capital

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Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate assets, subject to long-term leases. As of September 30, 2020, our diverse portfolio of 1,778 owned properties, with an aggregate leasable area of 37.2 million square feet in 48 states, included retail, industrial and office buildings leased to 296 tenants across 28 retail industries.

About WeWork

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WeWork Inc. provides flexible workspace solutions to individuals and organizations worldwide. The company offers workstation, private office, and customized floor solutions; and various amenities and services, such as private phone booths, internet, high-speed business printers and copiers, mail and package handling, front desk services, off-peak building access, common areas, and daily enhanced cleaning solutions. It also offers various value-add services; business and technical service solutions, including professional employer organization and payroll services, remote workforce solutions, human resources benefits, dedicated bandwidth, and IT equipment co-location solutions. In addition, the company offers workspace management solutions, which enable landlords and operators to power flexible spaces and provide direct access to an established customer base. As of December 31, 2021, its real estate portfolio includes 756 locations. WeWork Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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