Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) and Its Rivals Critical Review

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) is one of 26 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Physicians Realty Trust to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $296.22 million $195.49 million 78.48
Physicians Realty Trust Competitors $788.38 million $482.52 million 39.20

Physicians Realty Trust’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Physicians Realty Trust. Physicians Realty Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. 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. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.2% and pay out 125.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Physicians Realty Trust lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and its rivals’ 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%
Physicians Realty Trust Competitors 38.21% 8.11% 4.09%

Risk and Volatility

Physicians Realty Trust has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Physicians Realty Trust’s rivals have a beta of 0.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Physicians Realty Trust and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Physicians Realty Trust 0 3 10 0 2.77
Physicians Realty Trust Competitors 128 709 642 12 2.36

Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $20.54, suggesting a potential upside of 13.80%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 4.33%. Given Physicians Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Physicians Realty Trust is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.2% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Physicians Realty Trust rivals beat Physicians Realty Trust on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

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.

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