Reviewing Rural Funds Group (OTC:RFNDF) & Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI)

Rural Funds Group (OTC:RFNDFGet Free Report) and Crown Castle (NYSE:CCIGet Free Report) are both real estate companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.8% of Crown Castle shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Crown Castle shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rural Funds Group and Crown Castle’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rural Funds Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crown Castle $6.98 billion 6.38 $1.50 billion $3.20 32.05

Crown Castle has higher revenue and earnings than Rural Funds Group.

Profitability

This table compares Rural Funds Group and Crown Castle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rural Funds Group N/A N/A N/A
Crown Castle 20.32% 21.30% 3.60%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Rural Funds Group and Crown Castle, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rural Funds Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crown Castle 0 10 4 0 2.29

Crown Castle has a consensus price target of $112.64, suggesting a potential upside of 9.82%. Given Crown Castle’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crown Castle is more favorable than Rural Funds Group.

Summary

Crown Castle beats Rural Funds Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rural Funds Group

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Rural Funds Group is an agricultural Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on the ASX under the code RFF. RFF owns a diversified portfolio of Australian agricultural assets which are leased predominantly to corporate agricultural operators. RFF targets distribution growth of 4% per annum by owning and improving farms that are leased to good counterparties. RFF is a stapled security, incorporating Rural Funds Trust (ARSN 112 951 578) and RF Active (ARSN 168 740 805).

About Crown Castle

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Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 90,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

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