Ventas (VTR) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.80-3.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.21.

Shares of Ventas (NYSE VTR) opened at $50.92 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. The firm has a market cap of $18,866.00 and a PE ratio of 12.70. Ventas has a 1-year low of $50.92 and a 1-year high of $72.36.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03. The company had revenue of $895.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $895.92 million. Ventas had a net margin of 32.96% and a return on equity of 6.34%. Ventas’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Ventas will post 4.15 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.79 per share. This is a positive change from Ventas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.78. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.21%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio is currently 96.93%.

VTR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ventas from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Capital One Financial raised shares of Ventas from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a sell rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp set a $50.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Ventas from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Ventas has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $62.11.

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About Ventas

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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