LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare LTC Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares LTC Properties and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LTC Properties 52.18% 11.69% 6.21%
LTC Properties Competitors 34.64% 7.77% 3.80%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LTC Properties and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
LTC Properties $161.58 million $85.11 million 20.95
LTC Properties Competitors $812.10 million $208.81 million 185.73

LTC Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LTC Properties. LTC Properties 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

LTC Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. LTC Properties pays out 102.2% 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 5.4% and pay out 133.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. LTC Properties has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

LTC Properties has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LTC Properties’ competitors have a beta of 0.34, indicating that their average share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for LTC Properties and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LTC Properties 1 6 3 0 2.20
LTC Properties Competitors 137 749 671 12 2.36

LTC Properties currently has a consensus target price of $50.17, indicating a potential upside of 7.40%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.62%. Given LTC Properties’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LTC Properties is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of LTC Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of LTC Properties shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned 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.

Summary

LTC Properties competitors beat LTC Properties on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About LTC Properties

LTC Properties Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in senior housing and healthcare properties through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing and structured finance solutions, including mezzanine lending. It invests in various properties, including Skilled nursing facilities (SNF), Assisted living facilities (ALF), Independent living facilities (ILF), Memory care facilities (MC) and Range of care facilities (ROC). SNF provides restorative, rehabilitative and nursing care. Many skilled nursing facilities provide ancillary services that include occupational, speech, physical, respiratory and IV therapies, as well as sub-acute care services, which are paid either by the patient, the patient’s family, private health insurance, or through the federal Medicare or state Medicaid programs. ALF serves people requiring assistance with activities of daily living, but do not require the constant supervision skilled nursing facilities provide.

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