Aviv REIT (NYSE: AVIV) and Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) are both healthcare reits companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.9% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Aviv REIT and Physicians Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Physicians Realty Trust||$241.03 million||13.47||$29.98 million||$0.23||78.74|
Physicians Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT. Aviv REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Physicians Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Aviv REIT and Physicians Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Physicians Realty Trust||0||3||10||0||2.77|
Physicians Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $20.41, suggesting a potential upside of 12.70%. Given Physicians Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Physicians Realty Trust is more favorable than Aviv REIT.
This table compares Aviv REIT and Physicians Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Physicians Realty Trust||11.39%||1.70%||1.07%|
Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Aviv REIT does not pay a dividend. Physicians Realty Trust pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Aviv REIT has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
About Aviv REIT
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.
About Physicians Realty Trust
Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 246 properties located in 29 states with approximately 10,883,601 net leasable square feet. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing healthcare services. The Company focuses its investment activity on various types of healthcare properties, such as medical office buildings; outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities; physician group practice clinics; ambulatory surgery centers, and specialty hospitals and treatment centers. Its properties include Arrowhead Commons, Aurora Medical Office Building, Decatur Medical Office Building and El Paso Medical Office Building.
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