Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND – Get Rating) and Mapletree Logistics Trust (OTCMKTS:MAPGF – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
45.3% of Gladstone Land shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of Mapletree Logistics Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Gladstone Land shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Gladstone Land pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Mapletree Logistics Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Gladstone Land pays out -117.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mapletree Logistics Trust pays out 39.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Gladstone Land has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Gladstone Land is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Gladstone Land and Mapletree Logistics Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mapletree Logistics Trust||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Gladstone Land presently has a consensus target price of $22.67, suggesting a potential upside of 48.83%. Given Gladstone Land’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Gladstone Land is more favorable than Mapletree Logistics Trust.
This table compares Gladstone Land and Mapletree Logistics Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mapletree Logistics Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuations
This table compares Gladstone Land and Mapletree Logistics Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|GrossRevenues||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gladstone Land||$89.24 million||6.09||$4.71 million||($0.47)||-32.40|
|Mapletree Logistics Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.12||10.93|
Gladstone Land has higher revenue and earnings than Mapletree Logistics Trust. Gladstone Land is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mapletree Logistics Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Gladstone Land beats Mapletree Logistics Trust on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Gladstone Land
Gladstone Land Corp. is an agricultural real estate investment trust, which engages in the business of owning and leasing farmland. It also includes farm-related facilities, such as cooling facilities, packing houses, processing facilities, and various storage facilities. The company was founded by David Gladstone on June 14, 1997 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.
About Mapletree Logistics Trust
Mapletree Logistics Trust engages in the investment in a diversified portfolio of income-producing logistics real estate and real estate related assets. It operates through the following geographical segments: Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and India. The company was founded on July 5, 2004 and is headquartered in Singapore.
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