Global Medical REIT (NYSE: GMRE) and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) are both financials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Global Medical REIT and Omega Healthcare Investors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Medical REIT 0 1 5 0 2.83
Omega Healthcare Investors 0 4 1 0 2.20

Global Medical REIT currently has a consensus price target of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 15.10%. Omega Healthcare Investors has a consensus price target of $30.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.09%. Given Global Medical REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Global Medical REIT is more favorable than Omega Healthcare Investors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.0% of Global Medical REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.1% of Omega Healthcare Investors shares are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Global Medical REIT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Omega Healthcare Investors shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Global Medical REIT has a beta of -49.42, indicating that its stock price is 5,042% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omega Healthcare Investors has a beta of 0.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Global Medical REIT and Omega Healthcare Investors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Medical REIT -19.98% -2.86% -1.39%
Omega Healthcare Investors 17.61% 3.92% 1.82%

Dividends

Global Medical REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Omega Healthcare Investors pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.6%. Global Medical REIT pays out -400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Omega Healthcare Investors pays out 317.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Global Medical REIT has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Medical REIT and Omega Healthcare Investors’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Medical REIT $8.21 million 24.61 -$6.35 million ($0.20) -46.70
Omega Healthcare Investors $900.83 million 5.98 $366.41 million $0.82 33.16

Omega Healthcare Investors has higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT. Global Medical REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Omega Healthcare Investors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Omega Healthcare Investors beats Global Medical REIT on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Medical REIT Company Profile

Global Medical REIT Inc. is engaged primarily in the acquisition of licensed, purpose-built healthcare facilities and the leasing of these facilities to clinical operators with market share. The Company’s strategy is to produce increasing, reliable rental revenue by expanding its portfolio, and leasing its healthcare facilities to market operators under long-term triple-net leases.

Omega Healthcare Investors Company Profile

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company maintains a portfolio of long-term healthcare facilities and mortgages on healthcare facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates through the segment, which consists of investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. It provides lease or mortgage financing to qualified operators of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs), independent living facilities, rehabilitation and acute care facilities. Its portfolio consists of long-term leases and mortgage agreements. As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio of investments included 996 healthcare facilities located in 42 states and the United Kingdom and operated by 79 third-party operators. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 809 SNFs, 101 ALFs, 16 specialty facilities, one medical office building, fixed rate mortgages on 44 SNFs and two ALFs.

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