Contrasting OUTFRONT Media (NYSE:OUT) and The Competition

OUTFRONT Media (NYSE: OUT) is one of 15 public companies in the “Specialized REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare OUTFRONT Media to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OUTFRONT Media and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OUTFRONT Media $1.51 billion $90.90 million 27.30
OUTFRONT Media Competitors $957.09 million $112.54 million 79.73

OUTFRONT Media has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. OUTFRONT Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for OUTFRONT Media and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OUTFRONT Media 0 2 4 0 2.67
OUTFRONT Media Competitors 31 247 644 23 2.70

OUTFRONT Media presently has a consensus price target of $30.17, suggesting a potential upside of 31.56%. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies have a potential upside of 17.29%. Given OUTFRONT Media’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe OUTFRONT Media is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

OUTFRONT Media pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. OUTFRONT Media pays out 171.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Specialized REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.5% and pay out 254.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. OUTFRONT Media is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

OUTFRONT Media has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OUTFRONT Media’s competitors have a beta of 0.88, suggesting that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.7% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of OUTFRONT Media shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of shares of all “Specialized REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares OUTFRONT Media and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OUTFRONT Media 7.71% 9.57% 3.12%
OUTFRONT Media Competitors 25.87% 7.30% 2.55%

Summary

OUTFRONT Media competitors beat OUTFRONT Media on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

OUTFRONT Media Company Profile

OUTFRONT Media Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which provides advertising space (displays) on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments are U.S. Media and Other. The U.S. Media segment includes U.S. Billboard and Transit. The Other segment includes International and Sports Marketing. The Company’s inventory consists of billboard displays, which are primarily located on the heavily traveled highways and roadways in Nielsen Designated Market Areas (DMAs), and transit advertising displays operated under multi-year contracts with municipalities in cities across the United States and Canada. The Company also has marketing and multimedia rights agreements with colleges, universities and other educational institutions, which entitle the Company to operate on-campus advertising displays, as well as manage marketing opportunities, media rights and experiential entertainment at sports events.

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