Head to Head Survey: Franklin Street Properties (FSP) & Its Peers

Franklin Street Properties (NYSE:FSPGet Rating) is one of 330 public companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Franklin Street Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Franklin Street Properties and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Franklin Street Properties 49.20% 10.72% 6.24%
Franklin Street Properties Competitors 16.48% -73.74% 2.49%

Dividends

Franklin Street Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Franklin Street Properties pays out 5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 128.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Franklin Street Properties and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Street Properties $209.36 million $92.72 million 3.53
Franklin Street Properties Competitors $788.69 million $171.63 million 17.00

Franklin Street Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Franklin Street Properties. Franklin Street Properties 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.

Volatility & Risk

Franklin Street Properties has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Street Properties’ competitors have a beta of 1.15, suggesting that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.0% of Franklin Street Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Franklin Street Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Franklin Street Properties and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Franklin Street Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franklin Street Properties Competitors 2106 11635 13209 295 2.43

As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 19.39%. Given Franklin Street Properties’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Franklin Street Properties has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Franklin Street Properties competitors beat Franklin Street Properties on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Franklin Street Properties

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Franklin Street Properties Corp., based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is focused on infill and central business district (CBD) office properties in the U.S. Sunbelt and Mountain West, as well as select opportunistic markets. FSP seeks value-oriented investments with an eye towards long-term growth and appreciation, as well as current income. FSP is a Maryland corporation that operates in a manner intended to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes.

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