Contrasting of Realty Income Corporation (O) and Alexander’s Inc. (NYSE:ALX)

Both Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) and Alexander’s Inc. (NYSE:ALX) compete on a level playing field in the REIT – Retail industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Realty Income Corporation 1.33B 16.56 363.61M 1.26 55.41
Alexander’s Inc. 232.82M 8.50 56.64M 11.07 33.58

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. Alexander’s Inc. is observed to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Realty Income Corporation. The company with a higher price-to-earnings ratio is presently more expensive of the two stocks. Realty Income Corporation’s current price-to-earnings ratio is higher than that of Alexander’s Inc., which means that it is the expensive of the two.


Table 2 shows Realty Income Corporation and Alexander’s Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Realty Income Corporation 27.34% 4.8% 2.4%
Alexander’s Inc. 24.33% 10.9% 2.1%

Risk & Volatility

Realty Income Corporation’s current beta is 0.19 and it happens to be 81.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Alexander’s Inc. has a 0.5 beta and it is 50.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Realty Income Corporation shareholders receive an annual dividend of $2.64 per share which is subject to 3.68% dividend yield. Alexander’s Inc. also pays out annual dividends at $18 per share and at a 4.71% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

Recommendations and Ratings for Realty Income Corporation and Alexander’s Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Realty Income Corporation 0 2 3 2.60
Alexander’s Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Realty Income Corporation has an average price target of $70.75, and a -2.12% downside potential.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Realty Income Corporation and Alexander’s Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 74.8% and 34%. Insiders held roughly 0.1% of Realty Income Corporation’s shares. Insiders Competitively, held 58.72% of Alexander’s Inc. shares.


In this table we show 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)
Realty Income Corporation 0.2% 1.24% 9.27% 18.83% 40.17% 10.31%
Alexander’s Inc. -1.13% 11.62% 20.94% 1.41% 2.1% 21.99%

For the past year Realty Income Corporation was less bullish than Alexander’s Inc.


Realty Income Corporation beats Alexander’s Inc. on 10 of the 15 factors.

Realty Income Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm makes investments in commercial real estate. Realty Income Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California.

AlexanderÂ’s, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in leasing, managing, developing, and redeveloping properties in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The companyÂ’s properties include office and retail spaces, and shopping centers. It owns seven properties comprising operating properties and a property to be developed. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. AlexanderÂ’s, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is based in Paramus, New Jersey.

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