Northstar Realty Europe (NRE) and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (ILPT) Head to Head Comparison

Northstar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ:ILPT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.4% of Northstar Realty Europe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.6% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Northstar Realty Europe shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Northstar Realty Europe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northstar Realty Europe 22.39% 8.27% 2.62%
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust N/A 9.57% 5.32%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Northstar Realty Europe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Northstar Realty Europe $129.92 million 5.08 -$31.12 million N/A N/A
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust $156.50 million 9.02 $80.10 million N/A N/A

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Northstar Realty Europe.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Northstar Realty Europe and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northstar Realty Europe 0 0 2 0 3.00
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 0 2 3 0 2.60

Northstar Realty Europe presently has a consensus price target of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 32.08%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.82%. Given Northstar Realty Europe’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Northstar Realty Europe is more favorable than Industrial Logistics Properties Trust.

Dividends

Northstar Realty Europe pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%.

Summary

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust beats Northstar Realty Europe on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Northstar Realty Europe Company Profile

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a European focused commercial real estate company with predominately prime office properties within key cities in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, organized as a REIT and managed by an affiliate of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY), a leading global equity REIT with an embedded investment management platform.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust Company Profile

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

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