Head to Head Review: Presidio Property Trust (SQFT) & The Competition

Presidio Property Trust (NASDAQ:SQFTGet Rating) is one of 329 publicly-traded companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Presidio Property Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.3% of Presidio Property Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Presidio Property Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Presidio Property Trust and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Presidio Property Trust $19.23 million -$3.63 million -7.41
Presidio Property Trust Competitors $784.32 million $166.78 million 20.34

Presidio Property Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Presidio Property Trust. Presidio Property Trust 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Presidio Property Trust -18.85% -7.60% -2.89%
Presidio Property Trust Competitors 16.20% -2.20% 2.40%

Volatility & Risk

Presidio Property Trust has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Presidio Property Trust’s peers have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Presidio Property Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Presidio Property Trust 0 0 1 0 3.00
Presidio Property Trust Competitors 3854 15167 14719 383 2.34

Presidio Property Trust currently has a consensus price target of $2.75, suggesting a potential downside of 19.35%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 17.38%. Given Presidio Property Trust’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Presidio Property Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Presidio Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.3%. Presidio Property Trust pays out -91.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.6% and pay out 103.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Presidio Property Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Presidio Property Trust peers beat Presidio Property Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Presidio Property Trust (Get Rating)

The Company is an internally managed, diversified REIT (formerly named NetREIT). The Company acquires, owns and manages a geographically diversified portfolio of real estate assets including office, industrial, retail and model home residential properties leased to homebuilders located throughout the United States. As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned or had an equity interest in: 128 Model Homes that are owned by six affiliated limited partnerships and one wholly-owned corporation; Ten office buildings and one industrial property, which totals approximately 998,016 rentable square feet; and Four retail shopping centers, which total approximately 131,722 rentable square feet.

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