Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) & Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) Financial Analysis

Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Gaming and Leisure Properties and Corporate Office Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gaming and Leisure Properties 0 0 11 1 3.08
Corporate Office Properties Trust 0 0 6 0 3.00

Gaming and Leisure Properties presently has a consensus target price of $50.54, suggesting a potential upside of 7.48%. Corporate Office Properties Trust has a consensus target price of $31.25, suggesting a potential upside of 13.97%. Given Corporate Office Properties Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Corporate Office Properties Trust is more favorable than Gaming and Leisure Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.1% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 5.5% of Gaming and Leisure Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Corporate Office Properties Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Gaming and Leisure Properties has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corporate Office Properties Trust has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Corporate Office Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gaming and Leisure Properties 45.79% 21.96% 6.28%
Corporate Office Properties Trust 13.24% 5.28% 2.15%

Dividends

Gaming and Leisure Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Corporate Office Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Gaming and Leisure Properties pays out 77.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Corporate Office Properties Trust pays out 51.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Corporate Office Properties Trust has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gaming and Leisure Properties and Corporate Office Properties Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gaming and Leisure Properties $1.15 billion 9.55 $505.71 million $3.45 13.63
Corporate Office Properties Trust $609.36 million 5.05 $97.37 million $2.12 12.93

Gaming and Leisure Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Corporate Office Properties Trust. Corporate Office Properties Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gaming and Leisure Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Gaming and Leisure Properties beats Corporate Office Properties Trust on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gaming and Leisure Properties Company Profile

Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. is engaged in acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. It operates through the GLP Capital and TRS Properties segments. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property and represents the majority of business. The TRS Properties segment includes Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The company was founded on February 13, 2013 and is headquartered in Wyomissing, PA.

Corporate Office Properties Trust Company Profile

Corporate Office Properties Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It acquires, develops, manages, sells, and leases out office properties and data centers. The firm operates through the following segments: Defense/Information Technology Locations, Regional Office, Wholesale Data Center, and Other. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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