Reviewing Sabra Healthcare REIT (SBRA) & Its Competitors

Sabra Healthcare REIT (NASDAQ: SBRA) is one of 26 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sabra Healthcare REIT to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sabra Healthcare REIT and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabra Healthcare REIT $251.10 million $210.73 million 19.87
Sabra Healthcare REIT Competitors $788.38 million $482.52 million 40.56

Sabra Healthcare REIT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sabra Healthcare REIT. Sabra Healthcare REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Sabra Healthcare REIT and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabra Healthcare REIT 34.99% 8.72% 3.90%
Sabra Healthcare REIT Competitors 38.21% 7.68% 3.77%

Volatility and Risk

Sabra Healthcare REIT has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sabra Healthcare REIT’s rivals have a beta of 0.50, indicating that their average share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Sabra Healthcare REIT and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabra Healthcare REIT 1 3 3 0 2.29
Sabra Healthcare REIT Competitors 202 827 675 12 2.29

Sabra Healthcare REIT presently has a consensus target price of $25.14, suggesting a potential upside of 7.22%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 0.43%. Given Sabra Healthcare REIT’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sabra Healthcare REIT is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.3% of Sabra Healthcare REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.4% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Sabra Healthcare REIT shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Sabra Healthcare REIT pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Sabra Healthcare REIT pays out 122.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.0% and pay out 124.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sabra Healthcare REIT is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Sabra Healthcare REIT beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Sabra Healthcare REIT Company Profile

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The Company’s segment includes investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. The Company’s primary business consists of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to third-party tenants in the healthcare sector. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment portfolio consisted of 183 real estate properties held for investment (consisting of 97 skilled nursing/transitional care facilities, 85 senior housing facilities, and one acute care hospital); 10 investments in loans receivable (consisting of four mortgage loans, one construction loan, one mezzanine loan, three pre-development loans and one debtor-in-possession (DIP) loan) and 12 preferred equity investments. It has properties located in New Hampshire, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Nebraska, among others.

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