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

Dividends

Senior Housing Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Safetyome & Growth does not pay a dividend. Senior Housing Properties Trust pays out 294.3% 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 and Insider Ownership

74.7% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safetyome & Growth -31.66% -4.24% -1.54%
Senior Housing Properties Trust 11.72% 3.79% 1.74%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Safetyome & Growth and Senior Housing Properties Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safetyome & Growth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Senior Housing Properties Trust $1.06 billion 4.35 $141.29 million $0.53 36.51

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safetyome & Growth 0 5 1 0 2.17
Senior Housing Properties Trust 1 4 3 0 2.25

Safetyome & Growth presently has a consensus price target of $20.58, indicating a potential upside of 16.47%. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $21.79, indicating a potential upside of 12.59%. Given Safetyome & Growth’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Safetyome & Growth is more favorable than Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Summary

Senior Housing Properties Trust beats Safetyome & Growth on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Safetyome & Growth

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.

About Senior Housing Properties Trust

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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