Analyzing Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) and Global Healthcare REIT (NYSE:GBCS)

Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) and Global Healthcare REIT (OTCMKTS:GBCS) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.2% of Ryman Hospitality Properties shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of Ryman Hospitality Properties shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Global Healthcare REIT shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Ryman Hospitality Properties has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Healthcare REIT has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ryman Hospitality Properties and Global Healthcare REIT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryman Hospitality Properties 1 1 2 0 2.25
Global Healthcare REIT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ryman Hospitality Properties currently has a consensus target price of $89.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.95%. Given Ryman Hospitality Properties’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ryman Hospitality Properties is more favorable than Global Healthcare REIT.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ryman Hospitality Properties and Global Healthcare REIT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryman Hospitality Properties $1.28 billion 3.67 $264.67 million $5.86 14.55
Global Healthcare REIT $3.62 million 1.82 -$1.99 million N/A N/A

Ryman Hospitality Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Global Healthcare REIT.

Profitability

This table compares Ryman Hospitality Properties and Global Healthcare REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryman Hospitality Properties 17.14% 62.86% 6.75%
Global Healthcare REIT -11.93% -176.77% -1.79%

Summary

Ryman Hospitality Properties beats Global Healthcare REIT on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ryman Hospitality Properties

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company's owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. The Company is a joint venture owner of the 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which is also managed by Marriott International, Inc. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music's finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry's radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand.

About Global Healthcare REIT

Global Healthcare REIT, Inc. (the Company or Global) was organized with the intent of operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for the purpose of investing in real estate and other assets related to the healthcare industry. Prior to the Company changing its name to Global Healthcare REIT, Inc. on September 30, 2013, the Company was known as Global Casinos, Inc. Global Casinos, Inc. operated two gaming casinos which were split-off and sold on September 30, 2013. Simultaneous with the split-off and sale of the gaming operations, the Company acquired West Paces Ferry Healthcare REIT, Inc. (WPF) in a transaction accounted for as a reverse acquisition whereby WPF was deemed to be the accounting acquirer. The Company intends to make a REIT election under sections 856 through 859 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Such election will be made by the Board of Directors at such time as the Board determines that we qualify as a REIT under applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and that such election is in the best interest of our stockholders. The Company acquires, develops, leases, manages and disposes of healthcare real estate, and provides financing to healthcare providers. As of December 31, 2018, the Company owned eleven healthcare properties which are leased to third-party operators under triple-net operating terms.

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