Sutherland Asset Management Corp. (NYSE: SLD) and Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sutherland Asset Management Corp. and Senior Housing Properties Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sutherland Asset Management Corp.||$124.55 million||3.80||$61.43 million||$1.92||7.71|
|Senior Housing Properties Trust||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Senior Housing Properties Trust.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sutherland Asset Management Corp. and Senior Housing Properties Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sutherland Asset Management Corp.||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Senior Housing Properties Trust||1||3||2||0||2.17|
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.11%. Senior Housing Properties Trust has a consensus price target of $22.20, suggesting a potential upside of 16.84%. Given Senior Housing Properties Trust’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Senior Housing Properties Trust is more favorable than Sutherland Asset Management Corp..
This table compares Sutherland Asset Management Corp. and Senior Housing Properties Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sutherland Asset Management Corp.||42.38%||8.19%||1.83%|
|Senior Housing Properties Trust||6.43%||2.01%||0.95%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
28.7% of Sutherland Asset Management Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of Sutherland Asset Management Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.0%. Senior Housing Properties Trust does not pay a dividend. Sutherland Asset Management Corp. pays out 77.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. beats Senior Housing Properties Trust on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sutherland Asset Management Corp. Company Profile
Sutherland Asset Management Corporation, formerly ZAIS Financial Corp., is a diversified mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company originates, acquires, finances, services and manages small balance commercial loans (SBC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. The Company focuses on maintaining its existing residential mortgage origination platform, GMFS. The Company originates SBC and SBA loans through its ReadyCap subsidiaries. The Company also invests in asset-backed securities, where the underlying pool of assets consists primarily of SBC loans, and other real estate-related investments. The Company is managed and advised by Waterfall Asset Management, LLC.
Senior Housing Properties Trust Company Profile
Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s segments include triple net senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; managed senior living communities that provide short term and long term residential care and other services for residents; properties leased to medical providers, medical related businesses, clinics and biotech laboratory tenants (MOBs), and all other, including certain properties that offer wellness, fitness and spa services to members. Properties in triple net senior living communities segment include leased independent living communities, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. Properties in managed senior living communities segment include managed independent living communities and assisted living communities.
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