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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $296.22 million 9.96 $195.49 million $0.23 81.44
Universal Health Realty Income Trust $74.03 million 13.91 $51.20 million $3.23 23.44

Physicians Realty Trust has 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 Physicians Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Physicians Realty Trust has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Realty Income Trust has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Physicians Realty Trust 11.51% 1.75% 1.10%
Universal Health Realty Income Trust 62.40% 8.23% 3.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Physicians Realty Trust and Universal Health Realty Income Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Physicians Realty Trust 0 3 10 0 2.77
Universal Health Realty Income Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Physicians Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $20.45, indicating a potential upside of 9.21%. Given Physicians Realty Trust’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Physicians Realty Trust is more favorable than Universal Health Realty Income Trust.

Dividends

Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Universal Health Realty Income Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Physicians Realty Trust pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.3% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.2% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

Physicians Realty Trust (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust. Physicians Realty L.P. is the operating partnership of the Trust. The Trust and its operating partnership are engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 246 properties located in 29 states with approximately 10,883,601 net leasable square feet. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing healthcare services. The Company focuses its investment activity on various types of healthcare properties, such as medical office buildings; outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities; physician group practice clinics; ambulatory surgery centers, and specialty hospitals and treatment centers. Its properties include Arrowhead Commons, Aurora Medical Office Building, Decatur Medical Office Building and El Paso Medical Office Building.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust Company Profile

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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