Critical Review: Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) vs. Global Medical REIT (GMRE)

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) and Global Medical REIT (NASDAQ:GMRE) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.4% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT’s 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%
Global Medical REIT -8.39% -1.53% -0.72%

Dividends

Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share. Global Medical REIT does not pay a dividend. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT, 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
Global Medical REIT 0 2 4 0 2.67

Physicians Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $20.54, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Global Medical REIT has a consensus price target of $10.83, suggesting a potential upside of 24.38%. Given Physicians Realty Trust’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Physicians Realty Trust is more favorable than Global Medical REIT.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Global Medical REIT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $241.03 0.00 $29.98 $0.23 N/A
Global Medical REIT N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Physicians Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT.

Summary

Physicians Realty Trust beats Global Medical REIT on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Physicians Realty Trust

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.

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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