Analysts Anticipate Ventas, Inc. (VTR) to Post $1.01 EPS

Analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) will report $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Ventas’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.97 and the highest is $1.04. Ventas reported earnings of $1.04 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 2.9%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, April 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ventas will report full-year earnings of $4.04 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.95 to $4.14. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $4.18 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.03 to $4.44. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Ventas.

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Ventas (NYSE:VTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.03. The firm had revenue of $895.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $895.92 million. Ventas had a net margin of 37.95% and a return on equity of 5.99%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.58 earnings per share.

Several brokerages have recently commented on VTR. Stifel Nicolaus set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Ventas and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Ventas in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Wells Fargo set a $54.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Mizuho set a $53.00 price target on shares of Ventas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Citigroup decreased their price target on shares of Ventas from $66.00 to $52.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.92.

Shares of NYSE:VTR traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $49.53. 2,605,742 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,310,997. The company has a market cap of $17,641.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. Ventas has a one year low of $47.80 and a one year high of $72.36.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. Ventas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 75.96%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Certified Advisory Corp purchased a new stake in Ventas in the fourth quarter worth about $102,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Ventas by 1,945.6% in the fourth quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,751 shares during the period. Aevitas Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Ventas in the fourth quarter worth about $114,000. Icon Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Ventas in the fourth quarter worth about $114,000. Finally, Amica Retiree Medical Trust purchased a new stake in Ventas in the third quarter worth about $131,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.78% of the company’s stock.

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About Ventas

Ventas, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with its properties located throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and office operations. Under its triple-net leased properties segment, the Company invests in and owns seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and leases those properties to healthcare operating companies under triple-net or absolute-net leases that obligate the tenants to pay all property-related expenses.

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