Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Welltower to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
Welltower pays an annual dividend of $3.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Welltower pays out 274.0% 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 6.3% and pay out 156.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
86.1% of Welltower shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.8% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Welltower shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Welltower and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Welltower||$4.32 billion||$522.77 million||43.09|
|Welltower Competitors||$837.61 million||$168.57 million||171.44|
Welltower has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Welltower is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Welltower and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Welltower presently has a consensus price target of $65.69, indicating a potential upside of 20.03%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 13.33%. Given Welltower’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Welltower is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Welltower and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Welltower has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Welltower’s peers have a beta of -1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 238% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Welltower peers beat Welltower on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Welltower Company Profile
Welltower Inc. invests with seniors housing operators, post-acute providers and health systems to fund real estate and infrastructure. The Company invests in seniors housing and healthcare real estate. It operates in three segments: triple-net, seniors housing operating and outpatient medical. Welltower, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns interests in properties concentrated in markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, consisting of seniors housing and post-acute communities, and outpatient medical properties. Its triple-net properties include independent living facilities, independent supportive living facilities (Canada), continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities, care homes with and without nursing (the United Kingdom), Alzheimer’s/dementia care facilities, long-term/post-acute care facilities and hospitals. Its outpatient medical properties include outpatient medical buildings.
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