As part of its efforts to acquire premium assets,
Health Care REIT Inc.
) has partnered with Revera Inc. to own 47 high-quality seniors
housing and care communities with around 5,000 units that are
positioned in key metropolitan markets in Canada.
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Following the deal closure, Health Care REIT now has a 75%
interest in the $1.35 billion portfolio while the rest of the
interest is owned by Revera. The communities will now be managed
by Revera under an incentive-based management contract. Health
Care REIT's share of the purchase price is $1.01 billion.
The deal is a strategic fit as it is projected to result in a
first-year unlevered net operating income (NOI) yield of 7.0%.
Moreover, it is expected to grow in excess of 5.0% over the
near-term and 4.0% - 5.0% over the longer-term.
Moreover, we believe that for Health Care REIT,
better-than-expected first-quarter 2013 results - including an
earnings surprise of 1.11% and consistent overall portfolio
performance - as well as successful completion of the Sunrise
Senior Living facility acquisition are the key growth drivers.
However, a large portion of its revenues originates from a few
tenants, which exposes it to concentration risks, and partly
undermines its growth potential.
Health Care REIT currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). However,
other REIT stocks that are performing better and deserve a look
DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
), all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).