Reviewing Keppel DC REIT (OTCMKTS:KPDCF) and Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT)

Keppel DC REIT (OTCMKTS:KPDCFGet Rating) and Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNITGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Keppel DC REIT and Uniti Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keppel DC REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Uniti Group $1.10 billion 1.32 $123.66 million ($0.09) -68.21

Uniti Group has higher revenue and earnings than Keppel DC REIT.

Profitability

This table compares Keppel DC REIT and Uniti Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keppel DC REIT N/A N/A N/A
Uniti Group -1.21% -8.82% -0.28%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Keppel DC REIT and Uniti Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keppel DC REIT 0 0 1 0 3.00
Uniti Group 1 2 0 0 1.67

Uniti Group has a consensus target price of $8.75, suggesting a potential upside of 42.51%. Given Uniti Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Uniti Group is more favorable than Keppel DC REIT.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.8% of Uniti Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Uniti Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Keppel DC REIT beats Uniti Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keppel DC REIT

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Listed on 12 December 2014, Keppel DC REIT is the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST). Keppel DC REIT's investment strategy is to principally invest, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets which are used primarily for data centre purposes, as well as real estate related assets. As at 31 December 2020, its portfolio comprises 19 data centres strategically located in key data centre hubs. With an aggregate lettable area of approximately 2,089,085 sq ft, the portfolio spans 12 cities in eight countries across Asia Pacific and Europe. Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), the Sponsor of the REIT, has also granted Rights of First Refusal (ROFR) to the REIT for future acquisition opportunities of its data centre assets. The REIT is managed by Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.. Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital) has a 50% interest in the Manager, with the remaining interest held by Keppel T&T. Keppel Capital is a premier asset manager in Asia with assets under management comprising real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets. The Manager's key objectives are to provide the REIT's Unitholders with regular and stable distributions, as well as achieve long-term growth while maintaining an optimal capital structure.

About Uniti Group

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Uniti, an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical communications infrastructure, and is a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry. As of September 30, 2020, Uniti owns 6.7 million fiber strand miles and other communications real estate throughout the United States.

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