Critical Comparison: Essential Properties Realty Trust (EPRT) & New Senior Investment Group (SNR)

Essential Properties Realty Trust (NYSE:EPRT) and New Senior Investment Group (NYSE:SNR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Essential Properties Realty Trust and New Senior Investment Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Essential Properties Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A
New Senior Investment Group -7.82% -7.11% -1.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Essential Properties Realty Trust and New Senior Investment Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Essential Properties Realty Trust 0 3 4 0 2.57
New Senior Investment Group 1 1 0 0 1.50

Essential Properties Realty Trust currently has a consensus price target of $15.13, indicating a potential upside of 12.77%. New Senior Investment Group has a consensus price target of $7.30, indicating a potential upside of 31.77%. Given New Senior Investment Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe New Senior Investment Group is more favorable than Essential Properties Realty Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.9% of Essential Properties Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.4% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of New Senior Investment Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Essential Properties Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. New Senior Investment Group pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.4%. New Senior Investment Group pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Essential Properties Realty Trust and New Senior Investment Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Essential Properties Realty Trust $54.49 million 10.77 $6.29 million N/A N/A
New Senior Investment Group $449.13 million 1.01 $12.20 million $1.14 4.86

New Senior Investment Group has higher revenue and earnings than Essential Properties Realty Trust.

Summary

Essential Properties Realty Trust beats New Senior Investment Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Essential Properties Realty Trust Company Profile

Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate company, acquires, owns, and manages single-tenant properties in the United States. The company leases its properties to middle-market companies, such as restaurants, car washes, automotive services, medical services, convenience stores, entertainment, early childhood education, and health and fitness on a long-term basis. As of March 31, 2018, it had a portfolio of 530 properties. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

New Senior Investment Group Company Profile

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio of senior housing properties located across the United States. As of March 31, 2018, New Senior is one of the largest owners of senior housing properties, with 133 properties across 37 states. New Senior is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm.

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