Head-To-Head Analysis: Digital Realty Trust (DLR) & Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR)

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) and Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Digital Realty Trust and Winthrop Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Realty Trust 21.27% 12.39% 4.15%
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Digital Realty Trust has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Winthrop Realty Trust has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Digital Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Winthrop Realty Trust does not pay a dividend. Digital Realty Trust pays out 148.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Winthrop Realty Trust has raised its dividend for 12 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Digital Realty Trust and Winthrop Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Realty Trust 0 6 8 0 2.57
Winthrop Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Digital Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $119.58, indicating a potential downside of 1.11%. Given Digital Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Digital Realty Trust is more favorable than Winthrop Realty Trust.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Digital Realty Trust and Winthrop Realty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Realty Trust $2.26 billion 8.68 $1.22 billion $2.51 48.18
Winthrop Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Digital Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Winthrop Realty Trust.

Summary

Digital Realty Trust beats Winthrop Realty Trust on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of owning, acquiring, developing and operating data centers. The Company is focused on providing data center and colocation solutions for domestic and international tenants across a range of industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products. As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio consisted of 145 operating properties, including 14 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, of which 104 are located throughout the United States, 32 are located in Europe, four are located in Asia, three are located in Australia and two are located in Canada. It is a general partner of Digital Realty Trust, L.P. As of December 31, 2016, it owned an approximate 98.5% common general partnership interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop Realty Trust (Winthrop) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company conducts its business through its operating partnership, WRT Realty L.P. (Operating Partnership). The Company’s business is owning real property and real estate related assets. The Company has adopted a plan of liquidation. The Company is not permitted to make any new investments other than protective acquisitions or advances with respect to its existing assets, including providing seller financing to purchasers of its assets if it deems it prudent to facilitate the sale of such asset. It is permitted to satisfy any existing contractual obligations, including any capital call requirements and acquisitions or dispositions pursuant to buy-sell provisions under existing joint venture documentation. The Company holds approximately 10 consolidated operating properties, over 10 equity investments, approximately four loans receivable, one secured financing receivable and one loan security.

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