Tanger realty is a bit over its 52-week lows, but we think there is still plenty of value in this dividend champion. Yes, we know mall REITs are struggling. Yes, there is a shift towards more online competition. Yes, rates have played havoc in REITs in general. However, SKT has done a substantial amount of work on replacing its underperforming tenants and even added some new, and much stronger, tenants to the mix. With all of the fear, we think value is being hidden here as the stock get pounded. Take a look at the action in the stock.
Source: Yahoo Finance
That is a pretty ugly chart, we can all agree. While it appeared there may have been some bottoming action in late fall, that was short lived as 2018 has seen immense pressure once again.
Here is the issue. In 2016-2017 anything to do with retail was beaten up, with little exceptione. Foot traffic happens to be down in many stores, while competition is fierce, particularly online. That all said, we think the negative catalysts of rate hikes and retail fears are more than baked into the stock here. Let us discuss the company a bit and why we think there is value as we approach $20. This is because we think the retail landlords are oversold. This especially true for those that have solid occupancy and agreements with long-term customers. We will add that our coverage of the retail sector suggests many of the occupants who do business with Tanger are going to survive online blitz.
What is more, there is room for growth, but the company is conservative on this front. anger’s properties are in 22 states, as well as in Canada. We know that the company has staying power. It has been operating for nearly four decades, and currently boasts nearly 200 million shoppers annually. While this is most definitely counting repeat customers, it is still impressive. What we think is more impressive is that unlike other major REITs, such as Realty Income (O), there is a lot of room for growth.