Head to Head Review: Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) and The Competition

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) is one of 230 public companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Senior Housing Properties Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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75.0% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.3% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of shares of all “Real estate investment trusts” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Senior Housing Properties Trust $1.07 billion $147.61 million 9.98
Senior Housing Properties Trust Competitors $791.08 million $176.99 million 13.96

Senior Housing Properties Trust has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Senior Housing Properties Trust 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.

Profitability

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senior Housing Properties Trust 13.73% 4.43% 2.04%
Senior Housing Properties Trust Competitors 23.93% 7.20% 2.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Senior Housing Properties Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senior Housing Properties Trust 2 4 3 0 2.11
Senior Housing Properties Trust Competitors 1512 7745 8401 218 2.41

Senior Housing Properties Trust currently has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 23.65%. As a group, “Real estate investment trusts” companies have a potential upside of 12.86%. Given Senior Housing Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Senior Housing Properties Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Senior Housing Properties Trust has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Senior Housing Properties Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.56, indicating that their average share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Senior Housing Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.9%. Senior Housing Properties Trust pays out 98.7% 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, “Real estate investment trusts” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.8% and pay out 71.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Senior Housing Properties Trust rivals beat Senior Housing Properties Trust on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include triple net senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; managed senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; properties leased to medical providers, medical related businesses, clinics and biotech laboratory tenants (MOBs), and all other, including certain properties that offer wellness, fitness and spa services to members. Properties in triple net senior living communities segment include leased independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. Properties in managed senior living communities segment include managed independent living communities and assisted living communities.

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