Comparing Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) & Sutherland Asset Management Corp. (NYSE:SLD)

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) and Sutherland Asset Management Corp. (NYSE:SLD) are both financials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Sutherland Asset Management Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senior Housing Properties Trust 6.43% 2.01% 0.95%
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. 42.38% 8.19% 1.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Senior Housing Properties Trust and Sutherland Asset Management Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senior Housing Properties Trust 1 3 2 0 2.17
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00

Senior Housing Properties Trust presently has a consensus target price of $22.20, suggesting a potential upside of 16.84%. Sutherland Asset Management Corp. has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.11%. Given Senior Housing Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Senior Housing Properties Trust is more favorable than Sutherland Asset Management Corp..

Dividends

Sutherland Asset Management Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.0%. Senior Housing Properties Trust does not pay a dividend. Sutherland Asset Management Corp. pays out 77.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Senior Housing Properties Trust and Sutherland Asset Management Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Senior Housing Properties Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. $124.55 million 3.80 $61.43 million $1.92 7.71

Sutherland Asset Management Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.7% of Sutherland Asset Management Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Sutherland Asset Management Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sutherland Asset Management Corp. beats Senior Housing Properties Trust on 8 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 Sutherland Asset Management Corp.

Sutherland Asset Management Corporation, formerly ZAIS Financial Corp., is a diversified mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company originates, acquires, finances, services and manages small balance commercial loans (SBC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The Company focuses on maintaining its existing residential mortgage origination platform, GMFS. The Company originates SBC and SBA loans through its ReadyCap subsidiaries. The Company also invests in asset-backed securities, where the underlying pool of assets consists primarily of SBC loans, and other real estate-related investments. The Company is managed and advised by Waterfall Asset Management, LLC.

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