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

Insider and Institutional 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Healthcare Realty Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthcare Realty Trust 1 3 5 0 2.44
Healthcare Realty Trust Competitors 128 706 641 12 2.36

Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.64%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 3.74%. Given Healthcare Realty Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Healthcare Realty Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Healthcare Realty Trust and its competitors’ 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%

Risk and Volatility

Healthcare Realty Trust has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Healthcare Realty Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.50, meaning that their average stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Healthcare Realty Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthcare Realty Trust $418.53 million $236.35 million 30.62
Healthcare Realty Trust Competitors $863.81 million $523.61 million 39.11

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

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.

Summary

Healthcare Realty Trust competitors 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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