Comparison of Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) and Empire State Realty OP L.P. (NYSEARCA:FISK)

This is a contrast between Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) and Empire State Realty OP L.P. (NYSEARCA:FISK) based on their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership. The two companies are REIT – Diversified and they also compete with each other.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cousins Properties Incorporated 39 0.00 145.71M 0.93 38.03
Empire State Realty OP L.P. 14 0.00 39.55M 0.39 35.78

Table 1 demonstrates Cousins Properties Incorporated and Empire State Realty OP L.P.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Empire State Realty OP L.P. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than Cousins Properties Incorporated. When business has higher price-to-earnings means it is more expensive than its counterpart presently. Cousins Properties Incorporated’s presently higher price-to-earnings ratio means it is more expensive than Empire State Realty OP L.P.

Profitability

Table 2 has Cousins Properties Incorporated and Empire State Realty OP L.P.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cousins Properties Incorporated 369,447,261.66% 1.7% 1.1%
Empire State Realty OP L.P. 279,505,300.35% 0% 0%

Analyst Ratings

In next table is delivered Cousins Properties Incorporated and Empire State Realty OP L.P.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cousins Properties Incorporated 0 0 2 3.00
Empire State Realty OP L.P. 0 0 0 0.00

The average target price of Cousins Properties Incorporated is $42, with potential upside of 4.66%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 73.3% of Cousins Properties Incorporated shares are owned by institutional investors while 1.48% of Empire State Realty OP L.P. are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% are Cousins Properties Incorporated’s share owned by insiders.

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)
Cousins Properties Incorporated -4.76% -4.58% -7.62% -0.28% -4.09% 11.33%
Empire State Realty OP L.P. -3.3% -9.39% -9.58% -17.29% -30.22% 0.79%

For the past year Cousins Properties Incorporated has stronger performance than Empire State Realty OP L.P.

Summary

Cousins Properties Incorporated beats Empire State Realty OP L.P. on 13 of the 12 factors.

Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The company operates through four divisions: Office/Multi-Family, Retail, Industrial, and Land. The Office/Multi-Family division develops and manages office projects primarily in Austin, Dallas, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Atlanta; develops and sells multi-family projects in urban locations in the southeastern United States; and manages and leases office properties owned by third parties. It also develops mixed use projects that contain multiple product types in communities where individuals live, work, and seek entertainment. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned interests in 20 operating office properties; and had 5 office or multi-family projects under development or redevelopment. The Retail division develops and manages retail shopping centers principally in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. As of the above date, this division owned 10 operating retail properties; and had 3 projects and 1 expansion under development. The Industrial division develops institutional warehouse and distribution properties in the metropolitan Atlanta area and the Dallas market. As of December 31, 2006, this division owned one operating industrial property and three projects under development. The Land division engages in the acquisition and entitlement of land, the development and sale of residential lots, and the acquisition and sale of certain undeveloped tracts of land to third parties. As of the above date, this division had 24 residential communities under development. The company qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Cousins Properties was founded in 1958 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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