Comparing Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) & Safety, Income and Growth (SAFE)

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) and Safety, Income and Growth (NYSE:SAFE) are both diversified reits companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Senior Housing Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Safety, Income and Growth does not pay a dividend. Senior Housing Properties Trust pays out 294.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safety, Income and Growth, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senior Housing Properties Trust 1 4 3 0 2.25
Safety, Income and Growth 0 5 1 0 2.17

Senior Housing Properties Trust currently has a consensus target price of $21.79, indicating a potential upside of 12.07%. Safety, Income and Growth has a consensus target price of $20.58, indicating a potential upside of 13.08%. Given Safety, Income and Growth’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Safety, Income and Growth is more favorable than Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safety, Income and Growth’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Senior Housing Properties Trust $1.06 billion 4.37 $141.29 million $0.53 36.68
Safety, Income and Growth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Senior Housing Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Safety, Income and Growth.

Profitability

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Safety, Income and Growth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senior Housing Properties Trust 11.72% 3.79% 1.74%
Safety, Income and Growth N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.9% of Safety, Income and Growth shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Senior Housing Properties Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Senior Housing Properties Trust beats Safety, Income and Growth on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Senior Housing Properties Trust

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include triple net senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; managed senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; properties leased to medical providers, medical related businesses, clinics and biotech laboratory tenants (MOBs), and all other, including certain properties that offer wellness, fitness and spa services to members. Properties in triple net senior living communities segment include leased independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. Properties in managed senior living communities segment include managed independent living communities and assisted living communities.

About Safety, Income and Growth

Safety, Income and Growth, Inc. is formed primarily to acquire, own, manage, finance and capitalize ground net leases (GNLs). The Company’s portfolio consists of 12 properties, which includes Doubletree Seattle Airport, One Ally Center, Hilton Salt Lake, Doubletree Mission Valley, Doubletree Sonoma, Doubletree Durango, Dallas Market Center: Sheraton Suites, Northside Forsyth Hospital Medical Center, NASA/JPSS Headquarters, The Buckler Apartments, Dallas Market Center: Marriott Courtyard and Lock Up Self Storage Facility.

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