Reviewing Global Medical REIT (NYSE:GMRE) and Its Rivals

Global Medical REIT (NYSE: GMRE) is one of 23 public companies in the “Healthcare REITs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Global Medical REIT to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.0% of Global Medical REIT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.7% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of Global Medical REIT shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Healthcare REITs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Global Medical REIT and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Medical REIT $8.21 million -$6.35 million -30.22
Global Medical REIT Competitors $812.10 million $208.81 million 187.69

Global Medical REIT’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT. Global Medical 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.

Volatility and Risk

Global Medical REIT has a beta of -0.04, suggesting that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Medical REIT’s rivals have a beta of 0.48, suggesting that their average share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Medical REIT -19.98% -2.86% -1.39%
Global Medical REIT Competitors 35.60% 7.69% 3.77%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Global Medical REIT and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Medical REIT 0 1 5 0 2.83
Global Medical REIT Competitors 154 773 696 12 2.35

Global Medical REIT presently has a consensus target price of $10.75, indicating a potential upside of 31.74%. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies have a potential upside of 14.43%. Given Global Medical REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Global Medical REIT is more favorable than its rivals.

Dividends

Global Medical REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.8%. Global Medical REIT pays out -296.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Healthcare REITs” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.1% and pay out 134.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Global Medical REIT is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Global Medical REIT rivals beat Global Medical REIT on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Global Medical REIT

Global Medical REIT Inc. is engaged primarily in the acquisition of licensed, purpose-built healthcare facilities and the leasing of these facilities to clinical operators with market share. The Company’s strategy is to produce increasing, reliable rental revenue by expanding its portfolio, and leasing its healthcare facilities to market operators under long-term triple-net leases.

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