W. P. Carey (NYSE:WPC) & Klépierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEF) Critical Review

W. P. Carey (NYSE:WPCGet Free Report) and Klépierre (OTCMKTS:KLPEFGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

W. P. Carey has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Klépierre has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.7% of W. P. Carey shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of W. P. Carey shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares W. P. Carey and Klépierre’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
W. P. Carey $1.74 billion 7.09 $708.33 million $3.30 17.10
Klépierre $1.30 billion N/A $437.45 million N/A N/A

W. P. Carey has higher revenue and earnings than Klépierre.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for W. P. Carey and Klépierre, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
W. P. Carey 2 8 1 0 1.91
Klépierre 1 2 1 0 2.00

W. P. Carey currently has a consensus target price of $63.36, suggesting a potential upside of 12.27%. Given W. P. Carey’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe W. P. Carey is more favorable than Klépierre.

Profitability

This table compares W. P. Carey and Klépierre’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
W. P. Carey 40.68% 7.78% 3.80%
Klépierre N/A N/A N/A

Summary

W. P. Carey beats Klépierre on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About W. P. Carey

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W. P. Carey ranks among the largest net lease REITs with a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality, operationally critical commercial real estate, which includes 1,424 net lease properties covering approximately 173 million square feet and a portfolio of 89 self-storage operating properties as of December 31, 2023. With offices in New York, London, Amsterdam and Dallas, the company remains focused on investing primarily in single-tenant, industrial, warehouse and retail properties located in the U.S. and Northern and Western Europe, under long-term net leases with built-in rent escalations.

About Klépierre

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Klépierre SA is the European leader in shopping malls, combining property development and asset management skills. The Company's portfolio is valued at 19.3 billion at December 31, 2023, and comprises large shopping centers in more than 10 countries in Continental Europe which together host hundreds of millions of visitors per year. Klépierre SA holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia's number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre SA is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and is included in the CAC Next 20 and EPRA Euro Zone Indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as Euronext CAC 40 ESG, Euronext CAC SBT 1.5, MSCI Europe ESG Leaders, FTSE4Good, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120, and features in CDP's A-list. These distinctions underscore the Group's commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy and its global leadership in the fight against climate change.

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