Contrasting Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) & Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:APPTF)

Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRMGet Free Report) and Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:APPTFGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iron Mountain and Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iron Mountain $5.10 billion 3.62 $556.98 million $1.30 48.68
Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Iron Mountain has higher revenue and earnings than Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

76.9% of Iron Mountain shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Iron Mountain shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Iron Mountain and Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iron Mountain 0 0 4 0 3.00
Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00

Iron Mountain presently has a consensus price target of $65.75, indicating a potential upside of 3.90%. Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has a consensus price target of C$12.33, indicating a potential upside of 55.72%. Given Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is more favorable than Iron Mountain.

Profitability

This table compares Iron Mountain and Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iron Mountain 9.42% 116.19% 3.81%
Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Iron Mountain beats Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iron Mountain

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Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER to transform their businesses. Through a range of offerings including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, asset lifecycle management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals.

About Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

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Automotive Properties REIT is an internally managed, unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust focused on owning and acquiring primarily income-producing automotive dealership properties located in Canada. The REIT's portfolio currently consists of 77 income-producing commercial properties, representing approximately 2.9 million square feet of gross leasable area, in metropolitan markets across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Qu├ębec. Automotive Properties REIT is the only public vehicle in Canada focused on consolidating automotive dealership real estate properties.

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