Home Properties (NYSE: HME) and New Senior Investment Group (NYSE:SNR) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Home Properties and New Senior Investment Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Properties 0 0 0 0 N/A
New Senior Investment Group 1 2 1 0 2.00

New Senior Investment Group has a consensus price target of $9.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.94%. Given New Senior Investment Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New Senior Investment Group is more favorable than Home Properties.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Home Properties and New Senior Investment Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Home Properties N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
New Senior Investment Group $465.21 million 1.64 $188.75 million ($0.36) -25.83

New Senior Investment Group has higher revenue and earnings than Home Properties.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.3% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Home Properties and New Senior Investment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Properties 18.18% 6.60% 2.87%
New Senior Investment Group -6.41% -5.28% -1.06%

Dividends

New Senior Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.2%. Home Properties does not pay a dividend. New Senior Investment Group pays out -288.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Home Properties has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

New Senior Investment Group beats Home Properties on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Home Properties Company Profile

Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires and repositions apartment communities in suburbs of metropolitan areas, primarily along the East Coast of the United States. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS). As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned and operated 121 communities with 42,107 apartment units. The Company’s properties are two- and three-story garden style apartment buildings in landscaped settings and brick or other masonry construction. As of December 31, 2014, approximately 26.6%, 24.9%, 14.0%, 8.5% and 8.5% of the Company’s Properties are located in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Long Island and Northern New Jersey markets, respectively.

New Senior Investment Group Company Profile

New Senior Investment Group Inc. is a real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio of primarily private pay senior housing properties located across the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Managed Properties and Triple Net Lease Properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a diversified portfolio of 152 primarily private pay senior housing properties located across 37 states. Under its Managed Properties segment, the Company invests in senior housing properties throughout the United States and engages property managers to manage those senior housing properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 94 properties under property management agreements with the property managers. Under its Triple Net Lease Properties segment, the Company invests in senior housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States, and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple net leases.

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