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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Shipping giant
FedEx Corp.(FDX - Get Report) boasts a market capitalization of more than $27 billion and revenue of more than $42 billion. It's second only to
UPS(UPS) in market capitalization.
The downside of this consistent performer is its 0.60% dividend yield -- not quite the material of income investors.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.(MNR - Get Report). Organized in 1968, this is a publicly owned real estate investment trust specializing in net-leased industrial properties subject to long-term leases primarily to investment grade tenants.
Monmouth Real Estate Investment's current tenants include FedEx,
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA(BUD),
Caterpillar Logistics Systems,
So what does this triple-net-lease industrial REIT have to do with FedEx? A concentration of the company's properties are leased to FedEx.
As of March 31, 2012, approximately 3.5 million square feet, or approximately 42% of the company's property, was leased to FedEx or one of its subsidiaries.
In other words, FedEx supports this REIT with both its creditworthiness and its contractual leases. This, to a degree, makes Monmouth a backdoor play on FedEx.
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