Contrasting Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) & Aviv REIT (AVIV)

Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR) and Aviv REIT (NASDAQ:AVIV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Healthcare Realty Trust and Aviv REIT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthcare Realty Trust $418.53 million 9.25 $236.35 million $1.05 31.64

Healthcare Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Healthcare Realty Trust and Aviv REIT, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthcare Realty Trust 1 3 4 0 2.38
Aviv REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Healthcare Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $32.60, indicating a potential downside of 1.87%. Given Healthcare Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Healthcare Realty Trust is more favorable than Aviv REIT.


Healthcare Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Aviv REIT does not pay a dividend. Healthcare Realty Trust pays out 114.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.2% of Healthcare Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Healthcare Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Healthcare Realty Trust 28.98% 7.38% 4.04%
Aviv REIT 25.04% 6.86% 2.80%


Healthcare Realty Trust beats Aviv REIT on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Healthcare Realty Trust Company Profile

Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust. The Company owns, leases, manages, acquires, finances, develops and redevelops real estate properties associated primarily with the delivery of outpatient healthcare services across the United States. The Company provided property management services for 146 healthcare-related properties across the nation, totaling approximately 10.3 million square feet, as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s 202 owned real estate properties were located in 27 states and totaled approximately 14.6 million square feet. The Company’s medical office/outpatient facilities are located in various states of the United States, such as Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Aviv REIT Company Profile

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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