Safety, Income and Growth (NYSE: SAFE) and Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.3% of Safety, Income and Growth shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.8% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safety, Income and Growth N/A N/A N/A
Senior Housing Properties Trust 11.72% 3.79% 1.74%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Safety, Income and Growth $21.74 million 15.14 N/A N/A N/A
Senior Housing Properties Trust $1.06 billion 4.35 $141.29 million $0.53 36.58

Senior Housing Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Safety, Income and Growth.

Dividends

Senior Housing Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Safety, Income and 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Safety, Income and Growth and Senior Housing Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safety, Income and Growth 0 5 1 0 2.17
Senior Housing Properties Trust 1 4 3 0 2.25

Safety, Income and Growth presently has a consensus price target of $20.58, indicating a potential upside of 13.70%. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $21.64, indicating a potential upside of 11.62%. Given Safety, Income and Growth’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Safety, Income and Growth is more favorable than Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Summary

Senior Housing Properties Trust beats Safety, Income and Growth on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Safety, Income and 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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