Head-To-Head Analysis: Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY)

Retail Value (NYSE:RVI) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Retail Value and Getty Realty’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Retail Value $292.58 million 2.40 -$165.30 million N/A N/A
Getty Realty $136.11 million 9.01 $47.71 million $1.71 17.44

Getty Realty has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Retail Value.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Retail Value and Getty Realty, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Retail Value 0 1 0 0 2.00
Getty Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A

Retail Value currently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.98%. Given Retail Value’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Retail Value is more favorable than Getty Realty.


This table compares Retail Value and Getty Realty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Retail Value 8.64% 3.30% 1.17%
Getty Realty 34.95% 8.38% 4.21%


Retail Value pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Getty Realty pays out 81.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Getty Realty has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Getty Realty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.4% of Retail Value shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of Getty Realty shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Retail Value shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of Getty Realty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Getty Realty beats Retail Value on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Retail Value

RVI is an independent publicly traded company trading under the ticker symbol “RVI” on the New York Stock Exchange. RVI holds assets in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and is managed by one or more subsidiaries of SITE Centers Corp. RVI focuses on realizing value in its business through operations and sales of its assets.

About Getty Realty

Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the United States specializing in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store and gasoline station properties. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned 859 properties and leased 74 properties from third-party landlords in 30 states across the United States and Washington, D.C.

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