Head-To-Head Review: Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) vs. Drive Shack (DS)

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Physicians Realty Trust and Drive Shack, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Physicians Realty Trust 0 4 9 0 2.69
Drive Shack 0 1 0 0 2.00

Physicians Realty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $17.75, indicating a potential upside of 0.17%. Drive Shack has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.38%. Given Drive Shack’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Drive Shack is more favorable than Physicians Realty Trust.

Volatility & Risk

Physicians Realty Trust has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Drive Shack has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Physicians Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Drive Shack does not pay a dividend. Physicians Realty Trust pays out 88.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.8% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.7% of Drive Shack shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Physicians Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of Drive Shack shares are owned by 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Drive Shack’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Physicians Realty Trust $343.58 million 9.40 $38.14 million $1.04 17.04
Drive Shack $292.59 million 1.08 -$42.20 million $0.21 22.38

Physicians Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Drive Shack. Physicians Realty Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Drive Shack, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Physicians Realty Trust and Drive Shack’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Physicians Realty Trust 13.33% 2.20% 1.32%
Drive Shack -18.78% -21.30% -3.90%


Physicians Realty Trust beats Drive Shack on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Physicians Realty Trust Company Profile

Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “operating partnership”), directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries. The Company is the sole general partner of the operating partnership and, as of June 30, 2018, owned approximately 97.1% of the partnership interests in our operating partnership (“OP Units”).

Drive Shack Company Profile

Drive Shack Inc. owns and operates golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses. Its Traditional Golf Properties segment owns and operates golf properties in the United States. As of March 31, 2018, it owned, leased, or managed 74 properties in 12 states. The company's Entertainment Golf Venues segment operates an entertainment golf venue in Orlando, Florida. This segment also focuses on opening a chain of entertainment golf venues in the United States and internationally, which combine golf, competition, dining, and fun. The company was formerly known as Newcastle Investment Corp. and changed its name to Drive Shack Inc. in December 2016. Drive Shack Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.

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