Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) and Safetyome & Growth (NASDAQ:SAFE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Senior Housing Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Safetyome & Growth does not pay a dividend. Senior Housing Properties Trust pays out 305.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.3% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safetyome & Growth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senior Housing Properties Trust 11.14% 3.61% 1.65%
Safetyome & Growth 33.60% N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safetyome & Growth’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Senior Housing Properties Trust $1.06 billion 4.26 $603.62 million $0.51 37.24
Safetyome & Growth $22.71 million 15.15 $18.04 million N/A N/A

Senior Housing Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Safetyome & Growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safetyome & Growth, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senior Housing Properties Trust 0 1 1 0 2.50
Safetyome & Growth 0 4 1 0 2.20

Safetyome & Growth has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.99%. Given Safetyome & Growth’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Safetyome & Growth is more favorable than Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Summary

Senior Housing Properties Trust beats Safetyome & Growth on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Safetyome & Growth Company Profile

Safety, Income and Growth, Inc. is formed primarily to acquire, own, manage, finance and capitalize ground net leases (GNLs). The Company’s portfolio consists of 12 properties, which includes Doubletree Seattle Airport, One Ally Center, Hilton Salt Lake, Doubletree Mission Valley, Doubletree Sonoma, Doubletree Durango, Dallas Market Center: Sheraton Suites, Northside Forsyth Hospital Medical Center, NASA/JPSS Headquarters, The Buckler Apartments, Dallas Market Center: Marriott Courtyard and Lock Up Self Storage Facility.

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