CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) and Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CBL & Associates Properties and Stag Industrial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CBL & Associates Properties||$858.56 million||0.24||-$78.57 million||$1.73||0.69|
|Stag Industrial||$350.99 million||10.85||$92.92 million||$1.79||16.74|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
64.9% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.0% of Stag Industrial shares are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Stag Industrial shares are held by company 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.
CBL & Associates Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 29.2%. Stag Industrial pays an annual dividend of $1.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. CBL & Associates Properties pays out 20.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stag Industrial pays out 79.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Stag Industrial has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. CBL & Associates Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CBL & Associates Properties and Stag Industrial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CBL & Associates Properties||4||3||0||0||1.43|
CBL & Associates Properties presently has a consensus target price of $1.71, indicating a potential upside of 42.08%. Stag Industrial has a consensus target price of $30.63, indicating a potential upside of 2.22%. Given CBL & Associates Properties’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe CBL & Associates Properties is more favorable than Stag Industrial.
Volatility and Risk
CBL & Associates Properties has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stag Industrial has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares CBL & Associates Properties and Stag Industrial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CBL & Associates Properties||-14.76%||-10.14%||-1.94%|
Stag Industrial beats CBL & Associates Properties on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CBL & Associates Properties
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL's portfolio is comprised of 114 properties totaling 71.1 million square feet across 26 states, including 71 high-quality enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and 11 properties managed for third parties. CBL continuously strengthens its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties.
About Stag Industrial
STAG Industrial, Inc. is an industrial real estate operating company focused on the acquisition, ownership, and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company was formed as a Maryland corporation and has elected to be treated and intends to continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Company is structured as an umbrella partnership REIT, commonly called an UPREIT, and owns substantially all of its properties and conducts substantially all of its business through its operating partnership, STAG Industrial Operating Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the Operating Partnership).
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