Reviewing AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) & Its Competitors

AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) is one of 245 public companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare AmeriCold Realty Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for AmeriCold Realty Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AmeriCold Realty Trust 0 0 6 0 3.00
AmeriCold Realty Trust Competitors 2644 10282 10098 296 2.35

AmeriCold Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $30.17, suggesting a potential downside of 2.47%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 3.45%. Given AmeriCold Realty Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AmeriCold Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AmeriCold Realty Trust $1.60 billion $47.99 million 26.21
AmeriCold Realty Trust Competitors $849.77 million $194.44 million 14.78

AmeriCold Realty Trust has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. AmeriCold Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.7% of AmeriCold Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.4% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

AmeriCold Realty Trust has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AmeriCold Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.76, suggesting that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AmeriCold Realty Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AmeriCold Realty Trust 2.99% 7.05% 1.90%
AmeriCold Realty Trust Competitors 19.56% 4.74% 2.63%

Dividends

AmeriCold Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. AmeriCold Realty Trust pays out 203.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.4% and pay out 70.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

AmeriCold Realty Trust beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About AmeriCold Realty Trust

Americold is the world's largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 155 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 918.7 million refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold's facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves approximately 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.

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