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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
HCN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 582 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. HCN: 0.02 )
HCN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.49
HCN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 590 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. HCN: 0.49 )
HCN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.49

0.46
0.64
Interest Coverage 0.23
HCN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 509 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. HCN: 0.23 )
HCN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.23

0.23
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.86
M-Score: -2.24
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.67
HCN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 39.87 vs. HCN: 3.67 )
HCN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -588.18   Max: 83.29
Current: 3.67

-588.18
83.29
Net-margin (%) 5.04
HCN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 612 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. HCN: 5.04 )
HCN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 455.35
Current: 5.04

5.04
455.35
ROE (%) 1.27
HCN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. HCN: 1.27 )
HCN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 13.19
Current: 1.27

1.27
13.19
ROA (%) 0.63
HCN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 602 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. HCN: 0.63 )
HCN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 7.7
Current: 0.63

0.63
7.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.52
HCN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. HCN: 0.52 )
HCN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.62   Max: 8.83
Current: 0.52

-10.62
8.83
Revenue Growth (%) 31.80
HCN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 499 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. HCN: 31.80 )
HCN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 91.3
Current: 31.8

-8.4
91.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 19.40
HCN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 449 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HCN: 19.40 )
HCN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 77.3
Current: 19.4

0
77.3
EPS Growth (%) -14.50
HCN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 355 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. HCN: -14.50 )
HCN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.9   Max: 24.5
Current: -14.5

-47.9
24.5
» HCN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HCN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 19,170 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 102,900 sh (+37.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 80,884 sh (+9.33%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 284,090 sh (+0.07%)
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Q3 2013

HCN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 17,486 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 101,600 sh (-1.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 71,584 sh (-11.5%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 237,768 sh (-16.31%)
Steven Cohen 3,771 sh (-80.33%)
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Q4 2013

HCN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,982 sh (New)
Jim Simons 123,563 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 325,964 sh (+1764.14%)
Steven Cohen 11,923 sh (+216.18%)
Jeremy Grantham 71,984 sh (+0.56%)
Pioneer Investments 96,700 sh (-4.82%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 178,758 sh (-24.82%)
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Q1 2014

HCN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 178,454 sh (-0.17%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HCN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 1764.14%0.13%$52.58 - $66.47 $ 62.365%325964
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$58.32 - $68.6 $ 62.36-2%17486
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Preferred stocks of Health Care REIT, Inc.

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HCNPRJ7.066.48
HCNPRI0.005.71Health Care Reit --- 6 1/2 % Cum Conv Perp Pfd Shs Series -I-

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 215.10
HCN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 535 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. HCN: 215.10 )
HCN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 215.1
Current: 215.1

8.94
215.1
P/B 1.70
HCN's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 555 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. HCN: 1.70 )
HCN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.7

0.96
2.23
P/S 6.04
HCN's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 616 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. HCN: 6.04 )
HCN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5   Max: 11.13
Current: 6.04

5
11.13
PFCF 46.40
HCN's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. HCN: 46.40 )
HCN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 39.59   Max: 280.87
Current: 46.4

39.59
280.87
EV-to-EBIT 250.00
HCN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 596 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 28.57 vs. HCN: 250.00 )
HCN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.8   Max: 789.5
Current: 250

19.8
789.5
PEG 59.20
HCN's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 256 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. HCN: 59.20 )
HCN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 488.41
Current: 59.2

0.35
488.41
Shiller P/E 48.00
HCN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 300 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. HCN: 48.00 )
HCN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.69   Max: 52.67
Current: 48

14.69
52.67

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.96
HCN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. HCN: 4.96 )
HCN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 9.97
Current: 4.96

3.83
9.97
Dividend Payout 30.60
HCN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 500 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. HCN: 30.60 )
HCN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.93
Current: 30.6

0.77
10.93
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
HCN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 357 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. HCN: 3.80 )
HCN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.8

-6.3
11.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.85
HCN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 611 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 5.26 vs. HCN: 5.85 )
HCN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 11.67
Current: 5.85

4.48
11.67
Share Buyback Rate -29.60
HCN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 478 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: -7.20 vs. HCN: -29.60 )
HCN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -6.2   Max: -30.4
Current: -29.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
HCN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 546 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HCN: 1.90 )
HCN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9

0.61
1.9
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
HCN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 550 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HCN: 0.80 )
HCN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.83
Current: 0.8

0.42
4.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 95.90
HCN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 112 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HCN: 95.90 )
HCN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 82.42
Current: 95.9

0.32
82.42
Price/Graham Number 4.00
HCN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 503 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. HCN: 4.00 )
HCN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.46
Current: 4

0.39
3.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
HCN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 593 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. HCN: 0.40 )
HCN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.1
Current: 0.4

0.1
5.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.93
HCN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 452 Companies
in the Global REIT - Healthcare Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. HCN: -7.93 )
HCN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -33.7   Max: 57.9
Current: -7.93

-33.7
57.9

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Healthcare Facilities
Compare:HTA, VTR, LTC, OHI, HCP » details
Traded in other countries:HCW.Germany
Health Care REIT, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware, in 1970. It is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in senior housing and health care real estate. The Company also provides property management and development services. Its property types include investment properties and medical office buildings. Its investment properties are those in which the Company does not participate in the management of the property and are mainly land, building, improvements and related rights that are leased to operators under long-term operating leases. The leases generally have a fixed contractual term of 12 to 15 years and contain one or more five to 15-year renewal options. Its rents are received under triple-net leases requiring the operator to pay rent and all additional charges incurred in the operation of the leased property. The tenants are required to repair, rebuild and maintain the leased properties. All of these operating leases are designed with either fixed or contingent escalating rent structures. The Company's medical office buildings mainly consist of multi-tenant properties leased to health care providers. Management of these properties is provided by the Company's Management Services Group. Other lease types with its tenants are gross or modified gross leases, where all or a portion of its operating expenses are not reimbursed by tenants. The Company competes with other real estate investment trusts, real estate partnerships, private equity and hedge fund investors, banks, insurance companies, finance/investment companies, government-sponsored agencies, taxable and tax-exempt bond funds, health care operators, developers and other investors in the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of health care and senior housing properties. It competes for investments based on a number of factors including rates, financings offered, underwriting criteria and reputation. The operators/tenants of its properties compete on a local and regional basis with operators/tenants of properties that provide comparable services. The Company also faces competition from other health care facilities for tenants, such as physicians and other health care providers that provide comparable facilities and services. A number of federal, state and local environmental and occupational health and safety laws and regulations affect health care facility operations or special medical properties.

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