Brixmor Property Group (BRX) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Analysis

Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX) is one of 34 public companies in the “Retail REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Brixmor Property Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Brixmor Property Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Brixmor Property Group pays out 106.1% 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, “Retail REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.2% and pay out 143.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brixmor Property Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.7% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Brixmor Property Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of shares of all “Retail REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brixmor Property Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brixmor Property Group $1.29 billion $840.64 million 19.18
Brixmor Property Group Competitors $711.68 million $472.02 million 29.20

Brixmor Property Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Brixmor Property Group 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Brixmor Property Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brixmor Property Group 0 5 6 0 2.55
Brixmor Property Group Competitors 129 981 1113 22 2.46

Brixmor Property Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. As a group, “Retail REITs” companies have a potential upside of 12.53%. Given Brixmor Property Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Brixmor Property Group is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Brixmor Property Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brixmor Property Group 23.06% 10.22% 3.19%
Brixmor Property Group Competitors 21.35% 5.12% 2.89%

Volatility and Risk

Brixmor Property Group has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brixmor Property Group’s peers have a beta of 0.67, suggesting that their average share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Brixmor Property Group beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Brixmor Property Group Company Profile

Brixmor Property Group Inc. is an internally managed real estate investment trust. The Company conducts its operations primarily through Brixmor Operating Partnership LP and subsidiaries (collectively, the Operating Partnership). As of December 31, 2016, it owned interests in 512 shopping centers (the Portfolio) with approximately 86 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), including 511 shopping centers and one shopping center held through an unconsolidated joint venture. With an average shopping center size of 167,982 square feet as of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted predominantly of community and neighborhood shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s properties were located in various states of the United States, such as Texas, Florida, California, New York, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut, Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona, Delaware, West Virginia, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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