MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MedEquities Realty Trust and Vornado Realty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MedEquities Realty Trust $61.10 million 5.38 $20.42 million $1.14 9.04
Vornado Realty Trust $2.08 billion 6.91 $227.41 million $3.73 20.29

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

Profitability

This table compares MedEquities Realty Trust and Vornado Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MedEquities Realty Trust 30.84% 5.73% 3.44%
Vornado Realty Trust 6.91% 5.16% 1.26%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.8% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of MedEquities Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

MedEquities Realty Trust has a beta of -0.15, indicating that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vornado Realty Trust has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MedEquities Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.1%. Vornado Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. MedEquities Realty Trust pays out 73.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vornado Realty Trust pays out 67.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for MedEquities Realty Trust and Vornado Realty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MedEquities Realty Trust 0 4 4 0 2.50
Vornado Realty Trust 0 3 6 0 2.67

MedEquities Realty Trust presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.39%. Vornado Realty Trust has a consensus price target of $79.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.05%. Given MedEquities Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe MedEquities Realty Trust is more favorable than Vornado Realty Trust.

Summary

Vornado Realty Trust beats MedEquities Realty Trust on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MedEquities Realty Trust

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT) is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust that invests in a diversified mix of healthcare properties and healthcare-related real estate debt investments. The Company's management team has extensive industry experience in acquiring, owning, developing, financing, operating, leasing and monetizing many types of healthcare properties and portfolios. MedEquities' strategy is to become an integral capital partner with high-quality and growth-oriented facility-based providers of healthcare services on a nationwide basis, primarily through net-leased real estate investment.

About Vornado Realty Trust

Vornado's portfolio is concentrated in the nation's key market New York City along with the premier asset in both Chicago and San Francisco. Vornado is also the real estate industry leader in sustainability policy. The company owns and manages over 23 million square feet of LEED certified buildings and received the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award, Sustained Excellence 2017. In 2012, Vornado commemorated 50 years on the NYSE.

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