Head to Head Comparison: Keppel DC REIT (OTCMKTS:KPDCF) vs. Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR)

Keppel DC REIT (OTCMKTS:KPDCFGet Rating) and Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSRGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.6% of Whitestone REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Whitestone REIT shares 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keppel DC REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Whitestone REIT $125.36 million 3.96 $12.05 million $0.36 27.92

Whitestone REIT has higher revenue and earnings than Keppel DC REIT.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Keppel DC REIT and Whitestone REIT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keppel DC REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
Whitestone REIT 0 2 2 0 2.50

Whitestone REIT has a consensus price target of $11.88, suggesting a potential upside of 18.16%. Given Whitestone REIT’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Whitestone REIT is more favorable than Keppel DC REIT.

Profitability

This table compares Keppel DC REIT and Whitestone REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keppel DC REIT N/A N/A N/A
Whitestone REIT 13.02% 4.43% 1.64%

Summary

Whitestone REIT beats Keppel DC REIT on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keppel DC REIT

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Listed on 12 December 2014, Keppel DC REIT is the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST). Keppel DC REIT's investment strategy is to principally invest, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets which are used primarily for data centre purposes, as well as real estate related assets. As at 31 December 2020, its portfolio comprises 19 data centres strategically located in key data centre hubs. With an aggregate lettable area of approximately 2,089,085 sq ft, the portfolio spans 12 cities in eight countries across Asia Pacific and Europe. Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), the Sponsor of the REIT, has also granted Rights of First Refusal (ROFR) to the REIT for future acquisition opportunities of its data centre assets. The REIT is managed by Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.. Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital) has a 50% interest in the Manager, with the remaining interest held by Keppel T&T. Keppel Capital is a premier asset manager in Asia with assets under management comprising real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets. The Manager's key objectives are to provide the REIT's Unitholders with regular and stable distributions, as well as achieve long-term growth while maintaining an optimal capital structure.

About Whitestone REIT

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Whitestone is a community-centered shopping center REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high-quality open-air neighborhood centers primarily in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. Whitestone seeks to create communities that thrive through creating local connections between consumers in the surrounding communities and a well-crafted mix of national, regional and local tenants that provide daily necessities, needed services, entertainment and experiences. Whitestone is a monthly dividend paying stock and has consistently paid dividends for over 15 years. Whitestone's strong, balanced and managed capital structure provides stability and flexibility for growth and positions Whitestone to perform well through economic cycles.

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