Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is one of 23 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Welltower to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Welltower and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Welltower and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Welltower||$4.32 billion||$522.77 million||168.00|
|Welltower Competitors||$837.61 million||$168.57 million||77.06|
Welltower has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Welltower is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Welltower and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Welltower has a beta of 0.28, suggesting that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Welltower’s peers have a beta of -1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 238% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Welltower pays an annual dividend of $3.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Welltower pays out 1,087.5% 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 163.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Welltower peers beat Welltower on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
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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