Head to Head Survey: LTC Properties (LTC) & The Competition

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

Volatility and Risk

LTC Properties has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LTC Properties’ rivals have a beta of 0.33, meaning that their average share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.3% of LTC Properties shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.1% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of LTC Properties shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares LTC Properties and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LTC Properties $161.58 million $85.11 million 20.29
LTC Properties Competitors $812.10 million $208.81 million 186.46

LTC Properties’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than LTC Properties. LTC Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares LTC Properties and its rivals’ 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 33.85% 7.56% 3.70%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for LTC Properties and its rivals, as reported 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 142 752 676 12 2.35

LTC Properties currently has a consensus target price of $50.17, indicating a potential upside of 10.89%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.55%. Given LTC Properties’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe LTC Properties is more favorable than its rivals.


LTC Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. 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 5.5% and pay out 142.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. LTC Properties has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.


LTC Properties rivals 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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