Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) and MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MedEquities Realty Trust has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
67.9% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.5% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.5%. MedEquities Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share. Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. pays out 54.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and MedEquities Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MedEquities Realty Trust||0||6||0||0||2.00|
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. currently has a consensus price target of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 46.52%. MedEquities Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $10.20, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given MedEquities Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MedEquities Realty Trust is more favorable than Pennsylvania R.E.I.T..
This table compares Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and MedEquities Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MedEquities Realty Trust||3.24%||1.01%||0.56%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. and MedEquities Realty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pennsylvania R.E.I.T.||$362.40 million||0.97||-$110.33 million||$1.54||2.95|
|MedEquities Realty Trust||$57.26 million||0.00||$5.66 million||N/A||N/A|
MedEquities Realty Trust has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Pennsylvania R.E.I.T..
MedEquities Realty Trust beats Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. Company Profile
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT's robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the densely-populated eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic's top MSAs. Since 2012, the Company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures.
MedEquities Realty Trust Company Profile
MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company's management team has extensive industry experience in acquiring, owning, developing, financing, operating, leasing and monetizing many types of healthcare properties and portfolios. MedEquities' strategy is to become an integral capital partner with high-quality and growth-oriented facility-based providers of healthcare services on a nationwide basis, primarily through net-leased real estate investment.
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