LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) and (NASDAQ:AVIV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares LTC Properties and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for LTC Properties and , as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
LTC Properties currently has a consensus target price of $50.17, indicating a potential upside of 7.61%.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.2% of LTC Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of LTC Properties shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares LTC Properties and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LTC Properties||$161.58 million||11.42||$85.11 million||$2.23||20.91|
LTC Properties has higher revenue and earnings than .
LTC Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. does not pay a dividend. 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. has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
LTC Properties beats on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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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