Rating of National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) and Paramount Group (NYSE:PGRE)

National Health Investors ( NYSE:NHI – Get Free Report ) and Paramount Group ( NYSE:PGRE – Get Free Report ) are both finance companies, but which are the better stocks? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst recommendations

This is an overview of recent recommendations and price targets for National Health Investors and Paramount Group, as provided by

Sales reviews Hold reviews Buy reviews Strong Buy Ratings Review score
National Healthcare Investors 0 4 4 0 2.50
Paramount Group 2 2 1 0 1.80

National Health Investors currently has a consensus target price of $60.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.66%. Paramount Group has a consensus price target of $4.60, indicating a potential upside of 0.66%. Given Paramount Group’s higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Paramount Group is more favorable than National Health Investors.

Valuation and profit

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of National Health Investors and Paramount Group.

Gross income Price/sales ratio Net income Profit per share Price/earnings ratio
National Healthcare Investors $319.84 million 8.35 $135.65 million $3.13 19.65
Paramount Group $742.79 million 1.34 -$259.74 million ($1.20) -3.81

National Health Investors has higher revenues, but lower revenues than Paramount Group. Paramount Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Health Investors, indicating it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and volatility

National Health Investors has a beta of 0.95, which suggests its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Paramount Group has a beta of 1.22, which suggests its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and institutional ownership

62.5% of National Health Investors’ shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 65.6% of Paramount Group’s shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of National Health Investors shares are owned by company insiders. By comparison, 13.5% of Paramount Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


National Health Investors pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Paramount Group pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. National Health Investors is paying out 115.0% of its profits as dividends, suggesting the company may not have enough profits to cover its dividend payout in the future. Paramount Group pays out -11.7% of its profit in the form of dividends.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of National Health Investors and Paramount Group.

Net margins Return on equity Return on assets
National Healthcare Investors 42.40% 10.65% 5.41%
Paramount Group -34.97% -6.07% -3.13%


National Health Investors beats Paramount Group on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About national health investors

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National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI), founded in 1991, is a real estate investment trust specializing in senior housing sales, leasebacks, joint ventures, operating partnerships, and mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. NHI’s portfolio includes independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, fee-based retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities and specialty hospitals.

About Paramount Group

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Paramount Group, Inc. (“Paramount” or the “Company”) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust that owns, operates, manages, acquires and redevelops high-quality, Class A office buildings located in select submarkets of the central business districts of New York and San Francisco. Paramount focuses on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging the desirable locations of its assets and its proven property management capabilities to attract and retain high-quality tenants.

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