Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE:UBP) and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||25.80%||8.96%||3.42%|
|Tanger Factory Outlet Centers||16.76%||15.71%||3.43%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Urstadt Biddle Properties and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||$135.35 million||4.93||$37.46 million||N/A||N/A|
|Tanger Factory Outlet Centers||$494.68 million||3.12||$43.65 million||$2.48||6.62|
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has higher revenue and earnings than Urstadt Biddle Properties.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Urstadt Biddle Properties and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Urstadt Biddle Properties||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Tanger Factory Outlet Centers||3||1||1||0||1.60|
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.80%. Given Tanger Factory Outlet Centers’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is more favorable than Urstadt Biddle Properties.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.9% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.9% of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.3% of Urstadt Biddle Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Urstadt Biddle Properties has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Urstadt Biddle Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Urstadt Biddle Properties has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers beats Urstadt Biddle Properties on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Urstadt Biddle Properties
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 85 properties containing approximately 5.3 million square feet of space. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970, it provides investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties. It has paid 196 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception and has raised total dividends to its shareholders for the last 25 consecutive years.
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 40 upscale outlet shopping centers. Tanger's operating properties are located in 20 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.4 million square feet leased to over 2,900 stores operated by more than 500 different brand name companies. The Company has more than 38 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 181 million shoppers annually. Tanger is furnishing a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a supplemental information package for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
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