Head to Head Comparison: EastGroup Properties (NYSE:EGP) vs. Nexus Industrial REIT (OTCMKTS:EFRTF)

Nexus Industrial REIT (OTCMKTS:EFRTFGet Free Report) and EastGroup Properties (NYSE:EGPGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.7% of EastGroup Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of EastGroup Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nexus Industrial REIT and EastGroup Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nexus Industrial REIT N/A N/A N/A ($0.20) -28.75
EastGroup Properties $487.02 million 17.24 $186.18 million $3.95 45.87

EastGroup Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Nexus Industrial REIT. Nexus Industrial REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EastGroup Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Nexus Industrial REIT and EastGroup Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nexus Industrial REIT N/A N/A N/A
EastGroup Properties 31.87% 8.19% 4.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Nexus Industrial REIT and EastGroup Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nexus Industrial REIT 0 1 0 0 2.00
EastGroup Properties 0 5 4 0 2.44

Nexus Industrial REIT currently has a consensus target price of $11.75, indicating a potential upside of 104.35%. EastGroup Properties has a consensus target price of $187.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.20%. Given Nexus Industrial REIT’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Nexus Industrial REIT is more favorable than EastGroup Properties.

Summary

EastGroup Properties beats Nexus Industrial REIT on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nexus Industrial REIT

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Nexus is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust focused on increasing unitholder value through the acquisition of industrial properties located in primary and secondary markets in Canada, and the ownership and management of its portfolio of properties. The REIT currently owns a portfolio of 116 properties (including two properties held for development in which the REIT has an 80% interest) comprising approximately 12.4 million square feet of gross leasable area. The REIT has approximately 93,038,000 voting units issued and outstanding, including approximately 68,427,000 REIT Units and approximately 24,611,000 Class B LP Units of subsidiary limited partnerships of Nexus, which are convertible to REIT Units on a one-to-one basis.

About EastGroup Properties

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EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE: EGP), a member of the S&P Mid-Cap 400 and Russell 1000 Indexes, is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focused on the development, acquisition and operation of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets throughout the United States with an emphasis in the states of Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and North Carolina. The Company's goal is to maximize shareholder value by being a leading provider in its markets of functional, flexible and quality business distribution space for location sensitive customers (primarily in the 20,000 to 100,000 square foot range). The Company's strategy for growth is based on ownership of premier distribution facilities generally clustered near major transportation features in supply-constrained submarkets. The Company's portfolio, including development projects and value-add acquisitions in lease-up and under construction, currently includes approximately 59 million square feet.

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