New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Residential REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare New Senior Investment Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Dividends

New Senior Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.7%. New Senior Investment Group pays out -288.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.4% and pay out 139.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. New Senior Investment Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares New Senior Investment Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
New Senior Investment Group $465.21 million $188.75 million -24.72
New Senior Investment Group Competitors $596.57 million $332.31 million 2.59

New Senior Investment Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than New Senior Investment Group. New Senior Investment Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for New Senior Investment Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Senior Investment Group 1 2 1 0 2.00
New Senior Investment Group Competitors 181 1212 1246 30 2.42

New Senior Investment Group currently has a consensus target price of $9.67, indicating a potential upside of 8.61%. As a group, “Residential REITs” companies have a potential upside of 7.95%. Given New Senior Investment Group’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe New Senior Investment Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares New Senior Investment Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Senior Investment Group -6.41% -5.28% -1.06%
New Senior Investment Group Competitors 24.52% 5.36% 2.18%

Volatility and Risk

New Senior Investment Group has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Senior Investment Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.57, suggesting that their average share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.1% of New Senior Investment Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of New Senior Investment Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of shares of all “Residential REITs” companies are held 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

New Senior Investment Group competitors beat New Senior Investment Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About New Senior Investment Group

New Senior Investment Group Inc. is a real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio of primarily private pay senior housing properties located across the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Managed Properties and Triple Net Lease Properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a diversified portfolio of 152 primarily private pay senior housing properties located across 37 states. Under its Managed Properties segment, the Company invests in senior housing properties throughout the United States and engages property managers to manage those senior housing properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 94 properties under property management agreements with the property managers. Under its Triple Net Lease Properties segment, the Company invests in senior housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States, and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple net leases.

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