VICI Properties (VICI) and CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) Financial Review

VICI Properties (NYSE:VICI) and CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

VICI Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. CBL & Associates Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 36.1%. VICI Properties pays out 80.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. CBL & Associates Properties pays out 17.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CBL & Associates Properties is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for VICI Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VICI Properties 0 3 9 0 2.75
CBL & Associates Properties 6 2 0 0 1.25

VICI Properties presently has a consensus price target of $24.58, indicating a potential upside of 9.94%. CBL & Associates Properties has a consensus price target of $2.95, indicating a potential upside of 255.42%. Given CBL & Associates Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CBL & Associates Properties is more favorable than VICI Properties.

Risk & Volatility

VICI Properties has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBL & Associates Properties has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares VICI Properties and CBL & Associates Properties’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VICI Properties $897.98 million 10.09 $523.61 million $1.43 15.64
CBL & Associates Properties $858.56 million 0.17 -$78.57 million $1.73 0.48

VICI Properties has higher revenue and earnings than CBL & Associates Properties. CBL & Associates Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VICI Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares VICI Properties and CBL & Associates Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VICI Properties 62.92% 8.54% 5.12%
CBL & Associates Properties -14.34% -9.49% -1.89%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.1% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of VICI Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of CBL & Associates Properties shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

VICI Properties beats CBL & Associates Properties on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

VICI Properties Company Profile

VICI Properties is an experiential real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of market-leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations, including the world-renowned Caesars Palace. VICI Properties' national, geographically diverse portfolio consists of 22 gaming facilities comprising approximately 39 million square feet and features approximately 14,800 hotel rooms and approximately 150 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Its properties are leased to Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Penn National Gaming, two industry leading gaming and hospitality operators. VICI Properties also owns four championship golf courses and 34 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip. VICI Properties' strategy is to create the nation's highest quality and most productive experiential real estate portfolio.

CBL & Associates Properties Company Profile

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL's portfolio is comprised of 114 properties totaling 71.1 million square feet across 26 states, including 71 high-quality enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and 11 properties managed for third parties. CBL continuously strengthens its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties.

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