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REIT Investing: 6 Top Picks From The Dividend Growth Space

As a long-term reader of my blog, you may have been noticed that REITs and MLPs are some of the highest paying dividend stocks.

When comparing REIT yields to investments with qualified dividends, you must always look at them on an after-tax basis. REITs trade on major stock exchanges and have become immensely popular since their introduction.


REITs pay high dividends due to the fact that they need to pay high amounts of their assets and gross income in order to keep their REIT status and therefore the tax optimized corporate structure.

Below are 6 top REIT picks from the dividend growth space that have a dividend yield of 5 percent or more.

These are the results...

Omega Healthcare Partners -- Yield: 5.98%

Omega Healthcare Partners (NYSE:OHI) employs 27 people, generates revenue of $504.79 million and has a net income of $221.35 million. The current market capitalization stands at $6.60 billion.

Omega Healthcare Partners’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $476.18 million. The EBITDA margin is 94.33% (the operating margin is 68.41% and the net profit margin 43.85%).

Financials: The total debt represents 60.65% of Omega Healthcare Partners assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 169.73%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.39% was realized by Omega Healthcare Partners.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.61. Last fiscal year, Omega Healthcare Partners paid $2.02 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.99, the P/S ratio is 13.07 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.29. The dividend yield amounts to 5.98%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Omega Healthcare Partners (OHI)


HCP -- Yield: 5.81%

HCP (NYSE:HCP) employs 170 people, generates revenue of $2,266.28 million and has a net income of $893.19 million. The current market capitalization stands at $17.96 billion.

HCP’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1,799.50 million. The EBITDA margin is 79.40% (the operating margin is 58.35% and the net profit margin 39.41%).

Financials: The total debt represents 45.67% of HCP assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 90.91%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 8.31% was realized by HCP.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $0.91. Last fiscal year, HCP paid $2.18 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 41.83, the P/S ratio is 7.93 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.67. The dividend yield amounts to 5.81%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of HCP (HCP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of HCP (HCP)


Universal Health Realty Income Trust -- Yield: 5.29%

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) employs people, generates revenue of $59.79 million and has a net income of $51.55 million. The current market capitalization stands at $638.91 million.

Universal Health Realty Income Trust’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $40.45 million. The EBITDA margin is 67.66% (the operating margin is 86.23% and the net profit margin 86.23%).

Financials: The total debt represents 49.70% of Universal Health Realty Income Trust assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 104.19%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 27.85% was realized by Universal Health Realty Income Trust.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.97. Last fiscal year, Universal Health Realty Income Trust paid $2.52 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 12.04, the P/S ratio is 10.69 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.12. The dividend yield amounts to 5.29%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT)


National Health Investors -- Yield: 5.13%

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) employs people, generates revenue of $177.51 million and has a net income of $103.05 million. The current market capitalization stands at $2.49 billion.

National Health Investors’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $170.18 million. The EBITDA margin is 95.87% (the operating margin is 58.09% and the net profit margin 58.05%).

Financials: The total debt represents 43.51% of National Health Investors assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 82.96%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 11.25% was realized by National Health Investors.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.12. Last fiscal year, National Health Investors paid $3.08 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 21.08, the P/S ratio is 14.03 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.39. The dividend yield amounts to 5.13%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of National Health Investors (NHI)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of National Health Investors (NHI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of National Health Investors (NHI)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of National Health Investors (NHI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Health Investors (NHI)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Health Investors (NHI)


Digital Realty Trust -- Yield: 5.12%

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) employs 860 people, generates revenue of $1,616.44 million and has a net income of $203.42 million. The current market capitalization stands at $9.01 billion.

Digital Realty Trust’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $923.65 million. The EBITDA margin is 57.14% (the operating margin is 15.95% and the net profit margin 12.58%).

Financials: The total debt represents 49.05% of Digital Realty Trust assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 120.50%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 4.62% was realized by Digital Realty Trust.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.48. Last fiscal year, Digital Realty Trust paid $3.27 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 44.11, the P/S ratio is 5.58 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.18. The dividend yield amounts to 5.12%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Digital Realty Trust (DLR)


Urstadt Biddle Properties -- Yield: 5.03%

Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE:UBA) employs 42 people, generates revenue of $102.33 million and has a net income of $53.09 million. The current market capitalization stands at $697.41 million.

Urstadt Biddle Properties’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $57.16 million. The EBITDA margin is 55.86% (the operating margin is 36.40% and the net profit margin 51.88%).

Financials: The total debt represents 37.48% of Urstadt Biddle Properties assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 64.61%. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.86% was realized by Urstadt Biddle Properties.

Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.11. Last fiscal year, Urstadt Biddle Properties paid $1.01 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 17.99, the P/S ratio is 6.82 and the P/B ratio is finally 2.41. The dividend yield amounts to 5.03%.

Stock Charts:


Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Long-Term Stock Price Chart of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA)

Not enough? Dividend investors looking for high-quality stocks with a long history of rising dividends and cheap price ratios. Check out my latest Cheapest Dividend Growers 20 List. 



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