AmBase (OTCMKTS:ABCP) and Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares AmBase and Spirit Realty Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Spirit Realty Capital||20.95%||4.27%||2.00%|
AmBase has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spirit Realty Capital has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares AmBase and Spirit Realty Capital’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Spirit Realty Capital||$668.96 million||4.74||$77.14 million||$4.25||8.70|
Spirit Realty Capital has higher revenue and earnings than AmBase.
This is a summary of current ratings for AmBase and Spirit Realty Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Spirit Realty Capital||2||4||2||0||2.00|
Spirit Realty Capital has a consensus target price of $41.56, suggesting a potential upside of 12.36%. Given Spirit Realty Capital’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Spirit Realty Capital is more favorable than AmBase.
Spirit Realty Capital pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. AmBase does not pay a dividend. Spirit Realty Capital pays out 58.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spirit Realty Capital has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Spirit Realty Capital beats AmBase on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
AmBase Company Profile
AmBase Corporation does not have significant operations. Previously, it invested in a real estate development property in New York, New York; and owned, operated, and managed a commercial office building. AmBase Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
Spirit Realty Capital Company Profile
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties. As of September 30, 2018, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,523 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 28.7 million square feet, are leased to approximately 252 tenants across 49 states and 32 industries.
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