Reviewing Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta (NYSE:VTMX) & Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE)

Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta (NYSE:VTMXGet Free Report) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UEGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Urban Edge Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Urban Edge Properties pays out 426.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Urban Edge Properties has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Urban Edge Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta and Urban Edge Properties, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta 0 1 1 0 2.50
Urban Edge Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A

Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta presently has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.77%. Urban Edge Properties has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.38%. Given Urban Edge Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Urban Edge Properties is more favorable than Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta and Urban Edge Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta $178.03 million 175.97 $243.63 million N/A N/A
Urban Edge Properties $398.39 million 4.72 $46.17 million $0.15 106.53

Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Urban Edge Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta and Urban Edge Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta 137.00% 16.31% 9.01%
Urban Edge Properties 4.07% 1.60% 0.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.1% of Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.5% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Urban Edge Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta beats Urban Edge Properties on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta

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Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta, S.A.B. de C.V., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, manages, operates, and leases industrial buildings and distribution centers in Mexico. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

About Urban Edge Properties

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Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the Washington, D.C. to Boston corridor. Urban Edge owns 76 properties totaling 17.2 million square feet of gross leasable area.

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