Global Medical REIT (GMRE) and UMH Properties (UMH) Head to Head Analysis

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

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings for Global Medical REIT and UMH Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Medical REIT 0 0 4 0 3.00
UMH Properties 0 0 6 0 3.00

Global Medical REIT presently has a consensus target price of $10.25, suggesting a potential upside of 40.22%. UMH Properties has a consensus target price of $17.90, suggesting a potential upside of 35.71%. Given Global Medical REIT’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Global Medical REIT is more favorable than UMH Properties.

Profitability

This table compares Global Medical REIT and UMH Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Medical REIT -5.01% -0.88% -0.38%
UMH Properties 0.68% 0.45% 0.10%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.7% of Global Medical REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of UMH Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of Global Medical REIT shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of UMH Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Global Medical REIT pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.9%. UMH Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. 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. UMH Properties pays out 101.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Medical REIT and UMH Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Medical REIT $30.34 million 5.21 -$80,000.00 $0.54 13.54
UMH Properties $112.65 million 4.09 $12.66 million $0.71 18.58

UMH Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Global Medical REIT. Global Medical REIT is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than UMH Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Global Medical REIT has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMH Properties has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

UMH Properties beats Global Medical REIT on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Global Medical REIT Company Profile

Global Medical REIT Inc. is engaged primarily in the acquisition of licensed, purpose-built healthcare facilities and the leasing of these facilities to clinical operators with market share. The Company’s strategy is to produce increasing, reliable rental revenue by expanding its portfolio, and leasing its healthcare facilities to market operators under long-term triple-net leases.

UMH Properties Company Profile

UMH Properties, Inc., which was organized in 1968, is a public equity REIT that owns and operates 112 manufactured home communities containing approximately 20,000 developed homesites. These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Maryland. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.

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