Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT) and Global Medical REIT (NYSE:GMRE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Global Medical REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust N/A 9.57% 5.32%
Global Medical REIT 7.75% 1.61% 0.64%

Dividends

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Global Medical REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. Global Medical REIT pays out 148.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.2% of Industrial Logistics Properties Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.2% of Global Medical REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.0% of Global Medical REIT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Global Medical REIT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust $156.50 million 9.85 $80.10 million N/A N/A
Global Medical REIT $30.34 million 6.49 -$30,000.00 $0.54 16.85

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Industrial Logistics Properties Trust and Global Medical REIT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust 0 2 3 0 2.60
Global Medical REIT 0 1 4 0 2.80

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.66%. Global Medical REIT has a consensus target price of $10.38, suggesting a potential upside of 14.01%. Given Global Medical REIT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Global Medical REIT is more favorable than Industrial Logistics Properties Trust.

Summary

Global Medical REIT beats Industrial Logistics Properties Trust on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Industrial Logistics Properties Trust

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is focused on the ownership and leasing of industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. The Company owns 266 properties with a total of approximately 28.5 million square feet, including: 226 buildings, leasable land parcels and easements totaling approximately 16.8 million square feet located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii; and 40 properties with approximately 11.7 million square feet located in 24 other states. The Company‚Äôs properties include Hawaii properties, Mainland properties’ leases, Hawaii properties’ leases, and Mainland properties.

About Global Medical REIT

Global Medical REIT Inc. is a Maryland corporation engaged primarily in the acquisition of licensed, state-of-the-art, purpose-built healthcare facilities and the leasing of these facilities to strong clinical operators with leading market share. The Company's management team has significant healthcare, real estate and public real estate investment trust, or REIT, experience and has long-established relationships with a wide range of healthcare providers. The Company elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes commencing with its taxable year ending December 31, 2016.

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