Contrasting of Urban Edge Properties (UE) and Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP)

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) and Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) compete against each other in the REIT – Diversified sector. We will compare them and contrast their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Urban Edge Properties 414.16M 5.72 104.97M 0.92 20.64
Lexington Realty Trust 395.34M 5.40 220.84M 0.92 9.72

Demonstrates Urban Edge Properties and Lexington Realty Trust earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation. Lexington Realty Trust seems to has compared to Urban Edge Properties. Presently more expensive of the two stocks is the business with a higher P/E ratio. Urban Edge Properties is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher P/E ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Urban Edge Properties 25.35% 11.6% 3.7%
Lexington Realty Trust 55.86% -0.5% -0.2%

Risk & Volatility

Urban Edge Properties has a 0.98 beta, while its volatility is 2.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Lexington Realty Trust’s beta is 1.08 which is 8.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Dividends

Urban Edge Properties pays out $0.88 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 4.69%. On the other side, $0.71 per share with a dividend yield of 7.85% for Lexington Realty Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Urban Edge Properties and Lexington Realty Trust can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Urban Edge Properties 1 0 0 1.00
Lexington Realty Trust 1 0 3 2.75

Urban Edge Properties has an average target price of $20, and a 7.35% upside potential. Meanwhile, Lexington Realty Trust’s consensus target price is $8.5, while its potential downside is -4.92%. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, Urban Edge Properties is looking more favorable than Lexington Realty Trust.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 89.6% of Urban Edge Properties shares and 80% of Lexington Realty Trust shares. Insiders held roughly 4.89% of Urban Edge Properties’s shares. On the other hand, insiders held about 2.4% of Lexington Realty Trust’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Urban Edge Properties -3.7% -7% -4.24% -17.18% -13.29% 14.26%
Lexington Realty Trust -5.39% -6.76% 2.99% -4.78% 13.13% 9.14%

For the past year Urban Edge Properties was more bullish than Lexington Realty Trust.

Summary

Urban Edge Properties beats Lexington Realty Trust on 10 of the 14 factors.

Lexington Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust. The firm invests in real estate markets of the United States. It owns a diversified portfolio of equity and debt investments in single tenant commercial properties. The Lexington Realty Trust was founded in 1986 and is based in New York City.