Aviv REIT (NASDAQ: AVIV) and CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) are both financials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.5% of CareTrust REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of CareTrust REIT shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Aviv REIT and CareTrust REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Aviv REIT and CareTrust REIT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CareTrust REIT||$118.79 million||11.46||$96.91 million||$0.45||39.87|
CareTrust REIT has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Aviv REIT and CareTrust REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CareTrust REIT has a consensus price target of $17.67, suggesting a potential downside of 1.52%. Given CareTrust REIT’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CareTrust REIT is more favorable than Aviv REIT.
CareTrust REIT beats Aviv REIT on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Aviv REIT Company Profile
Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in investments in healthcare properties, consisting primarily of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and other healthcare properties located in the United States. It specializes in the ownership and triple-net leasing of post-acute and long-term care SNFs. Its leases include rent escalation provisions. The Company is the general partner of Aviv Healthcare Properties Limited Partnership. Its portfolio consists of approximately 346 properties, comprising 285 skilled nursing facilities, 35 assisted living facilities, 14 traumatic brain injury facilities, two long-term acute care hospitals, one neuro hospital, two independent living facilities, two medical office buildings, and five land parcels for development, with approximately 29,646 beds in 30 states triple-net leased to 37 operators.
CareTrust REIT Company Profile
CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of healthcare-related properties. It makes investments in healthcare-related real estate assets. As of December 31, 2016, its real estate portfolio included 154 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), SNF Campuses, assisted living facilities and independent living facilities. As of December 31, 2016, the 93 facilities leased to The Ensign Group, Inc. had a total of 9,916 beds and units and are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Washington; the 16 facilities leased to affiliates of Pristine Senior Living, LLC had a total of 1,488 beds and units; and the 42 remaining leased properties had a total of 3,515 beds and units and are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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