Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA) & Aviv REIT (AVIV) Critical Analysis

Sabra Health Care REIT (NASDAQ: SBRA) and Aviv REIT (NYSE:AVIV) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Sabra Health Care REIT and Aviv REIT, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sabra Health Care REIT 1 6 3 0 2.20
Aviv REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sabra Health Care REIT currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 44.49%. Given Sabra Health Care REIT’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Sabra Health Care REIT is more favorable than Aviv REIT.


This table compares Sabra Health Care REIT and Aviv REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sabra Health Care REIT 25.79% 4.86% 2.33%
Aviv REIT 25.04% 6.86% 2.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.6% of Sabra Health Care REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Sabra Health Care REIT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Sabra Health Care REIT pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.8%. Aviv REIT does not pay a dividend. Sabra Health Care REIT pays out 230.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sabra Health Care REIT and Aviv REIT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sabra Health Care REIT $260.53 million 11.36 $70.27 million $0.78 21.29
Aviv REIT N/A N/A N/A $0.75 48.91

Sabra Health Care REIT has higher revenue and earnings than Aviv REIT. Sabra Health Care REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aviv REIT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Sabra Health Care REIT beats Aviv REIT on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sabra Health Care REIT Company Profile

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The Company’s segment includes investments in healthcare-related real estate properties. The Company’s primary business consists of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to third-party tenants in the healthcare sector. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s investment portfolio consisted of 183 real estate properties held for investment (consisting of 97 skilled nursing/transitional care facilities, 85 senior housing facilities, and one acute care hospital); 10 investments in loans receivable (consisting of four mortgage loans, one construction loan, one mezzanine loan, three pre-development loans and one debtor-in-possession (DIP) loan) and 12 preferred equity investments. It has properties located in New Hampshire, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Nebraska, among others.

Aviv REIT Company Profile

Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in investments in healthcare properties, consisting primarily of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and other healthcare properties located in the United States. It specializes in the ownership and triple-net leasing of post-acute and long-term care SNFs. Its leases include rent escalation provisions. The Company is the general partner of Aviv Healthcare Properties Limited Partnership. Its portfolio consists of approximately 346 properties, comprising 285 skilled nursing facilities, 35 assisted living facilities, 14 traumatic brain injury facilities, two long-term acute care hospitals, one neuro hospital, two independent living facilities, two medical office buildings, and five land parcels for development, with approximately 29,646 beds in 30 states triple-net leased to 37 operators.

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