Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) and Potlatchdeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Potlatchdeltic’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Four Corners Property Trust||$143.63 million||13.38||$82.39 million||$1.41||19.91|
|Potlatchdeltic||$974.58 million||2.80||$122.88 million||$2.28||17.84|
Potlatchdeltic has higher revenue and earnings than Four Corners Property Trust. Potlatchdeltic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Four Corners Property Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Four Corners Property Trust and Potlatchdeltic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Four Corners Property Trust||48.31%||10.75%||5.62%|
Four Corners Property Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Potlatchdeltic pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Four Corners Property Trust pays out 81.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Potlatchdeltic pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Four Corners Property Trust has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Potlatchdeltic has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Four Corners Property Trust and Potlatchdeltic, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Four Corners Property Trust||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Four Corners Property Trust presently has a consensus price target of $31.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.07%. Potlatchdeltic has a consensus price target of $42.98, suggesting a potential upside of 5.68%. Given Four Corners Property Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Four Corners Property Trust is more favorable than Potlatchdeltic.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.5% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.1% of Potlatchdeltic shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Four Corners Property Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Potlatchdeltic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Four Corners Property Trust has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Potlatchdeltic has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Four Corners Property Trust beats Potlatchdeltic on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Four Corners Property Trust
FCPT is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio primarily by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and food industry.
PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns nearly 2 million acres of timberlands in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. Through its taxable REIT subsidiary, the company also operates six sawmills, an industrial-grade plywood mill, a medium density fiberboard plant, a residential and commercial real estate development business and a rural timberland sales program. PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest practices, is dedicated to long-term stewardship and sustainable management of its timber resources.
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