Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) and Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitabiliy and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Physicians Realty Trust and Sabra Healthcare REIT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Physicians Realty Trust 1 2 12 0 2.73
Sabra Healthcare REIT 2 6 1 0 1.89

Physicians Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $21.23, indicating a potential upside of 13.90%. Sabra Healthcare REIT has a consensus target price of $25.67, indicating a potential upside of 9.97%. Given Physicians Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Physicians Realty Trust is more favorable than Sabra Healthcare REIT.

Risk and Volatility

Physicians Realty Trust has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sabra Healthcare REIT has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Sabra Healthcare REIT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $272.80 million 10.47 $180.00 million $0.22 84.73
Sabra Healthcare REIT N/A N/A N/A $1.44 16.21

Physicians Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Sabra Healthcare REIT. Sabra Healthcare REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Physicians Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Sabra Healthcare REIT pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Physicians Realty Trust pays out 418.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Sabra Healthcare REIT pays out 119.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Sabra Healthcare REIT is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Sabra Healthcare REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Physicians Realty Trust 11.42% 1.68% 1.11%
Sabra Healthcare REIT 40.22% 10.35% 4.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

80.0% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of Sabra Healthcare REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Sabra Healthcare REIT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sabra Healthcare REIT beats Physicians Realty Trust on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Physicians Realty Trust

Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 246 properties located in 29 states with approximately 10,883,601 net leasable square feet. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing healthcare services. The Company focuses its investment activity on various types of healthcare properties, such as medical office buildings; outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities; physician group practice clinics; ambulatory surgery centers, and specialty hospitals and treatment centers. Its properties include Arrowhead Commons, Aurora Medical Office Building, Decatur Medical Office Building and El Paso Medical Office Building.

About Sabra Healthcare REIT

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The Company’s segment includes investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. The Company’s primary business consists of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to third-party tenants in the healthcare sector. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment portfolio consisted of 183 real estate properties held for investment (consisting of 97 skilled nursing/transitional care facilities, 85 senior housing facilities, and one acute care hospital); 10 investments in loans receivable (consisting of four mortgage loans, one construction loan, one mezzanine loan, three pre-development loans and one debtor-in-possession (DIP) loan) and 12 preferred equity investments. It has properties located in New Hampshire, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Nebraska, among others.

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