Cole Real Estate Investments (NYSE: COLE) and Equity One (NYSE:EQY) are both companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
64.0% of Equity One shares are held by institutional investors. 35.9% of Equity One shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Equity One pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Cole Real Estate Investments does not pay a dividend.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cole Real Estate Investments and Equity One, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and Equity One’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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This table compares Cole Real Estate Investments and Equity One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Equity One beats Cole Real Estate Investments on 6 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cole Real Estate Investments
Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in two segments: Real Estate Investment (REI) and Private Capital Management (PCM). The Company’s REI segment is conducted through Cole REIT III Operating Partnership, LP (CCPT III OP). The Company’s PCM segment is conducted through Cole Capital Advisors, Inc. (CCA). Through its REI segment, the Company acquires and operates a diverse portfolio of core commercial real estate investments primarily consisting of necessity retail properties located throughout the United States, including United States protectorates. The Company’s PCM segment is responsible for managing the Managed REITs’ affairs on a day-to-day basis, identifying and making acquisitions and investments on the Managed REITs’ behalf. In February 2014, American Realty Capital Properties Inc purchased Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc.
About Equity One
Equity One, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, manages, acquires, develops and redevelops shopping centers and retail properties located in supply constrained suburban and urban communities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 122 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), 10 development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.3 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. Its retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.8% and included national, regional and local tenants as of December 31, 2016. In addition, the Company had joint venture interests in six retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet of GLA as of December 31, 2016.
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