Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) and Global Medical REIT (NASDAQ:GMRE) are both healthcare reits companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $241.03 million 13.15 $29.98 million $0.23 76.87
Global Medical REIT N/A N/A N/A ($0.33) -27.27

Physicians Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT. Global Medical 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.


Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Global Medical 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.


This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Physicians Realty Trust 11.39% 1.82% 1.12%
Global Medical REIT -8.39% -1.53% -0.72%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.9% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Physicians Realty Trust has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Medical REIT has a beta of -49.42, indicating that its stock price is 5,042% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Physicians Realty Trust 0 3 9 0 2.75
Global Medical REIT 0 2 4 0 2.67

Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.95%. Global Medical REIT has a consensus price target of $10.83, indicating a potential upside of 20.37%. Given Global Medical REIT’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Global Medical REIT is more favorable than Physicians Realty Trust.


Physicians Realty Trust beats Global Medical REIT on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Global Medical REIT

Global Medical REIT Inc. is engaged primarily in the acquisition of licensed, purpose-built healthcare facilities and the leasing of these facilities to clinical operators with market share. The Company’s strategy is to produce increasing, reliable rental revenue by expanding its portfolio, and leasing its healthcare facilities to market operators under long-term triple-net leases.

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