Analyzing Gyrodyne (NASDAQ:GYRO) & Spirit Realty Capital (SRC)

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Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) and Gyrodyne (NASDAQ:GYRO) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Spirit Realty Capital has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gyrodyne has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.1% of Gyrodyne shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Spirit Realty Capital shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Gyrodyne shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne’s revenue, earnings per share 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
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Spirit Realty Capital has higher revenue and earnings than Gyrodyne.

Profitability

This table compares Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne’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%
Gyrodyne N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Spirit Realty Capital and Gyrodyne, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spirit Realty Capital 2 4 2 0 2.00
Gyrodyne 0 0 0 0 N/A

Spirit Realty Capital presently has a consensus price target of $41.56, suggesting a potential upside of 12.36%. Given Spirit Realty Capital’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spirit Realty Capital is more favorable than Gyrodyne.

Dividends

Spirit Realty Capital pays an annual dividend of $2.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%. Gyrodyne 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.

Summary

Spirit Realty Capital beats Gyrodyne on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spirit Realty Capital

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.

About Gyrodyne

Gyrodyne, LLC. owns, leases and manages diverse commercial properties. The firm is distinguished by its service-oriented philosophy toward property ownership and management. Gyrodyne has grown from a largely Long Island player during the past into a diversified East Coast presence with an emphasis on medical office product.

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