MedEquities Realty Trust (MRT) and Its Peers Head to Head Review

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.8% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of MedEquities 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MedEquities Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. MedEquities Realty Trust pays out 240.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for MedEquities Realty Trust and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MedEquities Realty Trust 1 1 6 0 2.63
MedEquities Realty Trust Competitors 128 708 641 12 2.36

MedEquities Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.70%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 3.66%. Given MedEquities Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe MedEquities Realty Trust is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares MedEquities Realty Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MedEquities Realty Trust 32.68% 5.58% 3.52%
MedEquities Realty Trust Competitors 38.21% 8.11% 4.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MedEquities Realty Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MedEquities Realty Trust $56.96 million $46.67 million 33.86
MedEquities Realty Trust Competitors $863.81 million $523.61 million 39.07

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

Summary

MedEquities Realty Trust peers beat MedEquities Realty Trust on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company invests primarily in real estate across the acute and post-acute spectrum of care. It focuses on investing in various types of healthcare properties, including acute care hospitals; skilled nursing facilities; short-stay surgical and specialty hospitals, which focus on orthopedic, heart and other dedicated surgeries and specialty procedures; dedicated specialty hospitals, such as inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals and facilities providing psychiatric care; physician clinics; diagnostic facilities; outpatient surgery centers, and facilities that support these services, such as medical office buildings. As of September 30, 2016, the Company’s portfolio included 24 healthcare facilities and one healthcare-related debt investment.

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