SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

November 10, 2010 08:09 ET

Analyst Study on HCP Inc. and Health Care REIT Inc. -- Healthcare REITs Get Efficient and More Profitable

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A myriad of economic and industry related data suggests that healthcare REITs are moving closer to profitability again, or at the very least, a position to better manage losses. Greater overall economic stability, paying down debt, higher occupancy rates and stronger retention figures have all aided the industry recently and a flurry of new building projects appears to reflect this. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on healthcare industry; traders looking for analysis on HCP Inc., Health Care REIT Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Healthcare REITs have also made significant strides towards greater efficiency as seen in the rise of partnerships with smaller specialized companies to manage certain types of facilities. The moves give healthcare REITs more flexibility and allow them to focus more on future acquisitions and more debt laden holdings.

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Capital investments into existing properties and into new holdings were also up for the quarter, a possible reflection of the effect a stabilizing economy is having on the industry. Specifically, investments into assisted living facilities were on the rise in anticipation of increased demand from aging baby boomers.

Overall, the outlook moving forward for healthcare REITs is positive. Industry data points to stability and new ventures and investments suggest sustained profitability is not as far away as once suspected. 

HCP Inc. for the quarter posted FFO of $0.31 per share excluding an impairment charge and diluted earnings per share of $0.05. Investors can register today at to download the full report on HCP Inc.

Another healthcare REIT that recently posted its results is Health Care REIT Inc. which reported increased normalized FFO per share for the quarter. Investors can access free research on Health Care REIT Inc. now by signing up at

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