Financial Contrast: Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI)

Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) and Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Getty Realty and Retail Value’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Getty Realty $136.11 million 9.01 $47.71 million $1.71 17.44
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.40 -$165.30 million N/A N/A

Getty Realty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Retail Value.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Getty Realty and Retail Value, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Getty Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00

Retail Value has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.98%. Given Retail Value’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Getty Realty.

Profitability

This table compares Getty Realty and Retail Value’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Getty Realty 34.95% 8.38% 4.21%
Retail Value 8.64% 3.30% 1.17%

Dividends

Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Getty Realty pays out 81.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Getty Realty has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Getty Realty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.4% of Getty Realty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of Retail Value shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.3% of Getty Realty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Retail Value shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Getty Realty beats Retail Value on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the United States specializing in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned 859 properties and leased 74 properties from third-party landlords in 30 states across the United States and Washington, D.C.

About Retail Value

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

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