Healthcare Trust of America Inc
How Analysts View HCP Inc. in Fiscal 2018
Analysts gave HCP a mean price target of $26.59, implying a significant ~17.0% rise from its current level of $22.68.
HCP’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers
HCP has a $2.0 billion credit facility with maturity in 2021, and the majority of its debt matures after 2019.
HCP and Its Falling Shareholder Returns
HCP has indicated that the recently enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act could materially and adversely affect the company and its stockholders.
HCP’s Portfolio Riding on Developments, Acquisitions, and More
In 4Q17, HCP recorded an $84.0 million impairment on the debt investment and reduced the value to $105.0 million.
HCP Inc.’s Expanding Medical Office Portfolio
Rental revenues for HCP increased ~3.0% from $392.0 million in 2016 to $400.0 million in 2017.
Chart in Focus: HCP’s Life Science Portfolio
Life Science is an 8.0 million square foot portfolio and represents ~25.0% of HCP’s NOI.
HCP Beats Funds from Operations, Misses on Revenues in 4Q17
For 2017, HCP’s funds from operation stood at $1.95 per share, and its same-store cash NOI growth was 3.4%.
HCP’s Cautious View for Its Senior Housing Portfolio in 2018
HCP Inc. has a diversified senior housing portfolio, which has a balanced mix of triple net and SHOP (senior housing operating portfolio).
Healthcare Trust of America Maintains Its ‘Buy’ Rating in 2018
Analysts gave HTA a mean price target of $33.38, implying a significant ~26.0% rise from its current level of $26.30.
Healthcare Trust of America’s Performance in Comparison to Its Peers
HTA has earnings per share of $0.33 and a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of ~111.0x.
How Healthcare Trust of America Rewards Its Investors
HTA paid dividends of $1.17 in 2015, $1.19 in 2016, and $1.21 in 2017.
Healthcare Trust of America’s Balance Sheet
In 2017, Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) had total leverage of 29.9%.
Healthcare Trust of America’s Strategic Rationale
HTA has 3.4% combined pro forma same-store NOI growth, and its development assets are currently 86.0% pre-leased.
HTA’s Portfolio Riding on Investments, Acquisitions, and More
Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) completed investments of $2.7 billion in 2017, and 90% of these properties are in key strategic markets.
Healthcare Trust of America: Key Macro Drivers
In 2015, US healthcare spending grew 5.8%, and health spending accounted for 17.8% of the nation’s GDP.
Healthcare Trust of America and Its Growth Story
Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) has centers in more than 20 key markets in the US, covering 24 million square feet.
Ventas Is Trading at a Discount to Peers
Funds from operation (or FFO) for Ventas (VTR) for 3Q17 stood at $1.04 per share.
Why Ventas Stock Is Falling
The recent increase in interest rates has impacted the performance of VTR.
How Does Ventas’s Balance Sheet Look?
Ventas (VTR) has a strong flexible balance sheet and excellent liquidity.
How Welltower Is Rewarding Its Shareholders
Welltower (HCN) announced a dividend of $0.87 per share for 3Q17 from the previous guidance $0.86 in 3Q16. The dividend yield stands at ~5.6%.
Welltower’s Efficiently Managed Debt and Balance Sheet
Welltower (HCN) has kept its balance sheet in good shape. It has a cash balance of $236 million and $2.6 billion in credit line availability.
Welltower’s 3Q17 Performance and Outlook
Welltower (HCN) increased its SSNOI (same-store net operating income) to 2.5%–3% from 2.25%–3%. This slight increase is due to strong seniors’ housing operating performance.
A Post-2Q17 Comparison of the Top 3 Healthcare REITs
Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) is the most premium among our top three healthcare REITs in terms of price-to-FFO multiple.
How Healthcare REITs Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17
REITs are required to pay 90.0% of their profits to shareholders in the form of share buybacks or dividends.
Healthcare REITs and Their 2Q17 Capital Deployment Strategies
Welltower spent $292.0 million on development and expansion in 2Q17. Of that, $110.0 million was spent on acquisitions.
Healthcare REITs and How They Managed Expenses in 2Q17
Healthcare REITs fund their working capital through debt and equity. So it’s important to optimize their spending in order to maximize income.
What’s Ahead for the Top 3 Healthcare REITs?
Strong performance in skilled nursing facilities prompted Welltower management to increase its same-store net operating income guidance for fiscal 2017.
Top-Line and Bottom-Line Results for Healthcare REITs in 2Q17
Healthcare REITs have positioned their properties in premium locations where there’s high income growth.
Top 3 Healthcare REITs after 2Q17: A Comparative Analysis
Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.
Welltower Compared to Other Industry Players after 2Q17
Welltower’s current price-to-FFO multiple is 17.34x. It had higher-than-expected results in 2Q17 and has an optimistic outlook for fiscal 2017.
How Welltower Maintained a Strong Balance Sheet in 2Q17
Wellstone’s debt-to-equity ratio stood at 0.81x for 2Q17. That was lower than the industry mean of 1.07x.
How Welltower Rewarded Stockholders in 2Q17
On June 30, 2017, Welltower (HCN) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.87. The dividend is scheduled to be paid on August 21, 2017.
How Welltower Fared in Terms of Cost Control in 2Q17
Higher same-store NOI (net operating income) and a strong demand for premium senior housing facilities drove Welltower’s profits during the quarter.
How Does Wall Street Rate Welltower among Healthcare REITs?
Welltower’s (HCN) expected performance in 2017 is reflected in analysts’ ratings for its stock. Analysts have given HCN a mean price target of $72.19.
Comparing Welltower to Its Industry Peers
The price-to-FFO (funds from operations) multiple is the most popular method of valuing real estate investment trusts (or REIT) such as Welltower (HCN).
How Well Does Welltower Return Value to Its Shareholders?
Healthcare REITs such as Welltower (HCN) have to pay at least 90% of their taxable incomes as shareholder returns in order to function as REITs.
How Obamacare Has Affected Welltower and Healthcare REITs
The new administration under President Donald Trump has taken a key step toward repealing the Affordable Health Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.
Innovation and Foreign Investment Drive Welltower’s Growth
Welltower (HCN) has successfully set itself on a growth trajectory backed by strategic initiatives, aiding its steady top line growth.
Will Welltower Maintain Its Business Momentum in the Future?
Welltower’s (HCN) strategic presences in high-barrier and affluent markets help it to maintain its leadership in the healthcare infrastructure industry.
Welltower: A Healthcare REIT Poised to Grow amid Macro Headwinds
Amid uncertainty in the healthcare sector, Welltower has been able to maintain its business momentum on the back of higher operating efficiency and strategic initiatives.
Healthcare REITs Continue Their Strong Run
Healthcare REITs have shown resilience in the rising rate environment. REITs will likely be hurt more in this environment since they have to incur higher expenses.
Retail REITs Lead the Way with Top Performance in IYR
Retail REITs were the top performers of the iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on January 5, 2016, with a return of 2.5%. The healthcare REIT subgroup ended the day with a positive return of 2.4%.