Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE) and STORE Capital (NYSE:STOR) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and STORE Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.20||N/A|
|STORE Capital||$452.85 million||10.46||$162.03 million||$0.90||27.08|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
94.2% of STORE Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of STORE Capital shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and STORE Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cole Real Estate Investments and STORE Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cole Real Estate Investments||0||0||0||0||N/A|
STORE Capital has a consensus price target of $26.92, indicating a potential upside of 10.45%.
STORE Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Cole Real Estate Investments does not pay a dividend. STORE Capital pays out 137.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cole Real Estate Investments has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
STORE Capital beats Cole Real Estate Investments on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cole Real Estate Investments
Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in two segments: Real Estate Investment (REI) and Private Capital Management (PCM). The Company’s REI segment is conducted through Cole REIT III Operating Partnership, LP (CCPT III OP). The Company’s PCM segment is conducted through Cole Capital Advisors, Inc. (CCA). Through its REI segment, the Company acquires and operates a diverse portfolio of core commercial real estate investments primarily consisting of necessity retail properties located throughout the United States, including United States protectorates. The Company’s PCM segment is responsible for managing the Managed REITs’ affairs on a day-to-day basis, identifying and making acquisitions and investments on the Managed REITs’ behalf. In February 2014, American Realty Capital Properties Inc purchased Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.
About STORE Capital
STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market and the inspiration for its name. STORE Capital is one of the largest and fastest growing net-lease REITs and owns a large, well-diversified portfolio that consists of investments in 1,921 property locations, substantially all of which are profit centers, in 48 states. Additional information about STORE Capital can be found on its website at www.storecapital.com.
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