JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS) and Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
JBG SMITH Properties has a beta of 0.07, meaning that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Healthcare Trust Of America has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.
78.7% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of JBG SMITH Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Healthcare Trust Of America shares are held 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for JBG SMITH Properties and Healthcare Trust Of America, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|JBG SMITH Properties||1||0||0||0||1.00|
|Healthcare Trust Of America||0||6||3||0||2.33|
JBG SMITH Properties presently has a consensus target price of $34.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.58%. Healthcare Trust Of America has a consensus target price of $30.56, indicating a potential upside of 17.84%. Given Healthcare Trust Of America’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Healthcare Trust Of America is more favorable than JBG SMITH Properties.
This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and Healthcare Trust Of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|JBG SMITH Properties||-11.07%||-2.33%||-1.16%|
|Healthcare Trust Of America||11.65%||2.46%||1.28%|
JBG SMITH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Healthcare Trust Of America pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Healthcare Trust Of America pays out 76.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Healthcare Trust Of America has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Healthcare Trust Of America is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares JBG SMITH Properties and Healthcare Trust Of America’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|JBG SMITH Properties||$543.01 million||8.15||-$71.75 million||N/A||N/A|
|Healthcare Trust Of America||$613.99 million||8.76||$63.91 million||$1.63||15.91|
Healthcare Trust Of America has higher revenue and earnings than JBG SMITH Properties.
Healthcare Trust Of America beats JBG SMITH Properties on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
JBG SMITH Properties Company Profile
JBG SMITH Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, operates, invests in, and develops real estate assets in Washington, the United States. The company's assets consist of office, multifamily, and retail properties. As of December 31, 2017, its operating portfolio consisted of 69 operating assets comprising 51 office assets, 14 multifamily assets, and 4 other assets. JBG SMITH Properties also provides real estate services. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. JBG SMITH Properties was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Healthcare Trust Of America Company Profile
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, comprising over 24.2 million square feet of GLA, with over $7.0 billion invested primarily in medical office buildings. HTA provides real estate infrastructure for the integrated delivery of healthcare services in highly-desirable locations. Investments are targeted to build critical mass in 20 to 25 leading gateway markets that generally have leading university and medical institutions which translates to superior demographics, high-quality graduates, intellectual talent and job growth. The strategic markets HTA invests in support a strong, long-term demand for quality medical office space. HTA utilizes an integrated asset management platform consisting of on-site leasing, property management, engineering and building services, and development capabilities to create complete, state of the art facilities in each market. This drives efficiencies, strong tenant and health system relationships, and strategic partnerships that result in high levels of tenant retention, rental growth and long-term value creation. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, HTA has developed a national brand with dedicated relationships at the local level. Founded in 2006 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012, HTA has produced attractive returns for its stockholders that have significantly outperformed the S&P 500 and US REIT indices.
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