Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE: UHT) and Aviv REIT (NASDAQ:AVIV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Health Realty Income Trust and Aviv REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Health Realty Income Trust 62.40% 8.23% 3.27%
Aviv REIT 25.04% 6.86% 2.80%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Universal Health Realty Income Trust and Aviv REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Health Realty Income Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aviv REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Universal Health Realty Income Trust and Aviv REIT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Health Realty Income Trust $74.03 million 13.94 $51.20 million $3.23 23.48
Aviv REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Universal Health Realty Income Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT.

Dividends

Universal Health Realty Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Aviv REIT does not pay a dividend. Universal Health Realty Income Trust pays out 81.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years.

Summary

Universal Health Realty Income Trust beats Aviv REIT on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Universal Health Realty Income Trust

Universal Health Realty Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests in healthcare and human service related facilities, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute facilities, surgery centers, free-standing emergency departments, childcare centers and medical office buildings (MOBs). As of February 28, 2017, the Company had 67 real estate investments located in 20 states in the United States consisting of six hospital facilities, including three acute care, one rehabilitation and two sub-acute; 54 MOBs; three free-standing emergency departments (FEDs), and four preschool and childcare centers. The Company’s facilities include Southwest Healthcare System, Inland Valley Campus, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital Chicago Central, Vibra Hospital of Corpus Christi, Chesterbrook Academy, and Desert Valley Medical Center.

About Aviv REIT

Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in investments in healthcare properties, consisting primarily of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and other healthcare properties located in the United States. It specializes in the ownership and triple-net leasing of post-acute and long-term care SNFs. Its leases include rent escalation provisions. The Company is the general partner of Aviv Healthcare Properties Limited Partnership. Its portfolio consists of approximately 346 properties, comprising 285 skilled nursing facilities, 35 assisted living facilities, 14 traumatic brain injury facilities, two long-term acute care hospitals, one neuro hospital, two independent living facilities, two medical office buildings, and five land parcels for development, with approximately 29,646 beds in 30 states triple-net leased to 37 operators.

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