Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE: UHT) is one of 26 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Universal Health Realty Income Trust to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Universal Health Realty Income Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Health Realty Income Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Universal Health Realty Income Trust Competitors 128 712 642 12 2.36

As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.03%. Given Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Health Realty Income Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Health Realty Income Trust and its competitors’ 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%
Universal Health Realty Income Trust Competitors 38.44% 8.10% 4.12%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.2% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.1% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Universal Health Realty Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. 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. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 125.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Universal Health Realty Income Trust has raised its dividend for 31 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s competitors have a beta of 0.50, indicating that their average stock price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Universal Health Realty Income Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Health Realty Income Trust $74.03 million $51.20 million 23.68
Universal Health Realty Income Trust Competitors $863.81 million $523.61 million 39.30

Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Universal Health Realty Income Trust. Universal Health Realty Income Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Universal Health Realty Income Trust competitors beat Universal Health Realty Income Trust on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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