Head-To-Head Analysis: Global Net Lease (GNL) vs. Biomed Realty Trust (BMR)

Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) and Biomed Realty Trust (NYSE:BMR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Global Net Lease and Biomed Realty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Net Lease $233.85 million 6.28 $180.89 million $0.61 35.80
Biomed Realty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Global Net Lease has higher revenue and earnings than Biomed Realty Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Global Net Lease and Biomed Realty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Net Lease 0 1 0 0 2.00
Biomed Realty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Global Net Lease currently has a consensus price target of $24.45, suggesting a potential upside of 11.95%. Given Global Net Lease’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Global Net Lease is more favorable than Biomed Realty Trust.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

42.5% of Global Net Lease shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Global Net Lease shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Global Net Lease and Biomed Realty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Net Lease 16.04% 2.91% 1.35%
Biomed Realty Trust 18.98% 3.73% 2.07%


Global Net Lease pays an annual dividend of $2.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.8%. Biomed Realty Trust does not pay a dividend. Global Net Lease pays out 349.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Global Net Lease has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.


Global Net Lease beats Biomed Realty Trust on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Net Lease Company Profile

Global Net Lease, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of owning, managing, operating, leasing, acquiring, investing in and disposing of real estate assets. It owns and invests in commercial properties principally in the United States, the United Kingdom and continental Europe that are then leased to companies. It was formed to primarily acquire a portfolio of commercial properties, with an emphasis on sale-leaseback transactions involving single tenant net-leased commercial properties. As of December 31, 2016, it owned 310 properties consisting of 22 million rentable square feet. As of December 31, 2016, its owned 310 properties, including 241 properties located in the United States and Puerto Rico, 43 properties located in the United Kingdom and 26 properties located across continental Europe. It may also originate or acquire first mortgage loans secured by real estate. Its business is conducted through Global Net Lease Operating Partnership, L.P.

Biomed Realty Trust Company Profile

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the parent company and general partner of BioMed Realty, L.P. The Company owns, acquires, develops, redevelops, leases and manages laboratory and office space for the life science industry. The Company’s tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities involved in the life science industry. The Company’s properties are located in markets, which has centers for scientific research, including Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Seattle, Cambridge (the United Kingdom) and research parks located near or adjacent to universities and their related medical systems. The Company owns interests in properties comprising approximately 17.5 million rentable square feet.

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