Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Healthcare Realty Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

Healthcare Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Healthcare Realty Trust pays out 114.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 125.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Healthcare Realty Trust has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Healthcare Realty Trust’s peers have a beta of 0.49, meaning that their average share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.2% of Healthcare Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Healthcare Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Healthcare Realty Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthcare Realty Trust $418.53 million $236.35 million 30.68
Healthcare Realty Trust Competitors $788.38 million $482.52 million 39.20

Healthcare Realty Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Healthcare Realty Trust. Healthcare Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Healthcare Realty Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Healthcare Realty Trust 28.98% 7.38% 4.04%
Healthcare Realty Trust Competitors 38.21% 8.11% 4.09%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Healthcare Realty Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthcare Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Healthcare Realty Trust Competitors 128 709 642 12 2.36

Healthcare Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.45%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.68%. Given Healthcare Realty Trust’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Healthcare Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Healthcare Realty Trust peers beat Healthcare Realty Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Healthcare Realty Trust

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, leases, manages, acquires, finances, develops and redevelops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States. The Company provided property management services for 146 healthcare-related properties across the nation, totaling approximately 10.3 million square feet, as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s 202 owned real estate properties were located in 27 states and totaled approximately 14.6 million square feet. The Company’s medical office/outpatient facilities are located in various states of the United States, such as Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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