LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare LTC Properties to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Dividends

LTC Properties pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. LTC Properties pays out 100.0% 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 5.3% and pay out 118.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. LTC Properties has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

LTC Properties has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LTC Properties’ competitors have a beta of 0.50, indicating that their average share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LTC Properties and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
LTC Properties $167.79 million $147.45 million 20.44
LTC Properties Competitors $788.38 million $482.52 million 37.13

LTC Properties’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LTC Properties. LTC Properties 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.1% of LTC Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of LTC Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares LTC Properties and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LTC Properties 53.36% 11.99% 6.41%
LTC Properties Competitors 36.68% 8.02% 4.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for LTC Properties and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LTC Properties 1 6 3 0 2.20
LTC Properties Competitors 133 729 647 12 2.35

LTC Properties presently has a consensus target price of $50.17, suggesting a potential upside of 7.63%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 5.50%. Given LTC Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LTC Properties is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

LTC Properties competitors beat LTC Properties on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

LTC Properties Company Profile

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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