OUTFRONT Media (NYSE: OUT) is one of 16 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare OUTFRONT Media to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares OUTFRONT Media and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|OUTFRONT Media||$1.51 billion||$90.90 million||28.98|
|OUTFRONT Media Competitors||$1.03 billion||$121.54 million||76.32|
OUTFRONT Media has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. OUTFRONT Media 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.
Volatility and Risk
OUTFRONT Media has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OUTFRONT Media’s peers have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for OUTFRONT Media and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|OUTFRONT Media Competitors||29||239||627||23||2.70|
OUTFRONT Media presently has a consensus target price of $30.17, indicating a potential upside of 23.94%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 11.60%. Given OUTFRONT Media’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe OUTFRONT Media is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
98.8% of OUTFRONT Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of OUTFRONT Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
OUTFRONT Media pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. OUTFRONT Media pays out 171.4% 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, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.3% and pay out 180.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. OUTFRONT Media is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares OUTFRONT Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|OUTFRONT Media Competitors||32.07%||7.70%||3.09%|
OUTFRONT Media beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
OUTFRONT Media Company Profile
OUTFRONT Media Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which provides advertising space (displays) on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments are U.S. Media and Other. The U.S. Media segment includes U.S. Billboard and Transit. The Other segment includes International and Sports Marketing. The Company’s inventory consists of billboard displays, which are primarily located on the heavily traveled highways and roadways in Nielsen Designated Market Areas (DMAs), and transit advertising displays operated under multi-year contracts with municipalities in cities across the United States and Canada. The Company also has marketing and multimedia rights agreements with colleges, universities and other educational institutions, which entitle the Company to operate on-campus advertising displays, as well as manage marketing opportunities, media rights and experiential entertainment at sports events.
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