Financial Survey: Power REIT (NYSE:PW) versus Centerspace (NYSE:CSR)

Power REIT (NYSE:PWGet Rating) and Centerspace (NYSE:CSRGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Power REIT and Centerspace, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centerspace 0 5 1 0 2.17

Centerspace has a consensus target price of $90.14, indicating a potential upside of 34.94%. Given Centerspace’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Centerspace is more favorable than Power REIT.


This table compares Power REIT and Centerspace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power REIT 39.90% 6.25% 3.31%
Centerspace -7.82% -2.11% -0.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

36.9% of Power REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.5% of Centerspace shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.1% of Power REIT shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Centerspace shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Power REIT and Centerspace’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power REIT $8.46 million 2.44 $5.14 million $1.11 5.50
Centerspace $201.71 million 4.99 $610,000.00 ($1.73) -38.61

Power REIT has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Centerspace. Centerspace is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Power REIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Power REIT has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centerspace has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Power REIT beats Centerspace on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Power REIT

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Power REIT is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns real estate related to infrastructure assets including properties for Controlled Environment Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Transportation. Power REIT is actively seeking to expand its real estate portfolio related to Controlled Environment Agriculture.

About Centerspace

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Centerspace is an owner and operator of apartment communities committed to providing great homes by focusing on integrity and serving others. Founded in 1970, as of June 30, 2021, Centerspace owned 62 apartment communities consisting of 11,579 apartment homes located in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Centerspace was named a Top Workplace for 2021 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. For more information, please visit

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