National Health InvestorsNYSE:NHI Stock Report

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22 Sep, 2021


Company Financials +
NHI fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health2/6

NHI Overview

Incorporated in 1991, National Health Investors, Inc.

National Health Investors Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for National Health Investors
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$56.61
52 Week HighUS$53.70
52 Week LowUS$78.56
1 Month Change-3.95%
3 Month Change-16.57%
1 Year Change-6.85%
3 Year Change-24.34%
5 Year Change-28.83%
Change since IPO177.84%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 31

National Health Investors: The Most Bearish Bull Thesis I Hope To Ever Write

The bad news has continued to pile on for the senior housing/care sector. The Delta variant is surging, occupancy remains depressed, workers are hard to come by and keep, labor costs are rising, and rents are being deferred or reduced. The end is not yet in sight for the senior housing/care sector's woes. And yet, the long-term case for senior housing REITs like NHI remains intact due to aging demographics. NHI is particularly cheap, but it is actually a strong company with conservative financial management.

Aug 10

National Health: Not Out Of The Woods Yet

We review the Q2 results to evaluate the health of this company. With rent coverage in the doldrums, what is next for this business? We talk about the risks and provide an entry point for those interested.

Shareholder Returns


Return vs Industry: NHI underperformed the US REITs industry which returned 36.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NHI underperformed the US Market which returned 33% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NHI's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NHI volatility
NHI Beta0.94
Industry Beta0.82
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: NHI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NHI's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

199120D. Mendelsohnhttps://www.nhireit.com

Incorporated in 1991, National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) is a real estate investment trust specializing in sale-leaseback, joint-venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. NHI's portfolio consists of independent, assisted and memory care communities, entrance-fee retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and specialty hospitals.


Is National Health Investors undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NHI ($56.61) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($149.25)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NHI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NHI is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.8x) compared to the US REITs industry average (49.7x).

PE vs Market: NHI is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.8x) compared to the US market (17.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NHI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NHI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US REITs industry average (2x).

Future Growth

How is National Health Investors forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NHI's forecast earnings growth (8.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: NHI's earnings (8.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: NHI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: NHI's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NHI's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if NHI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

Past Performance

How has National Health Investors performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NHI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NHI's current net profit margins (48.6%) are lower than last year (57.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NHI's earnings have grown by 2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NHI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: NHI had negative earnings growth (-18.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (3.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: NHI's Return on Equity (9.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is National Health Investors's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NHI's short term assets ($155.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($67.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: NHI's short term assets ($155.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NHI's debt to equity ratio (92.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NHI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 92.1% to 92.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NHI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (15.6%).

Interest Coverage: NHI's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is National Health Investors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 22 2021Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2021Dividend Pay DateNov 05 202137 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 6 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NHI's dividend (7.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).

High Dividend: NHI's dividend (7.79%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.65%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NHI's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NHI's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (86.5%), NHI's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NHI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.9% payout ratio).

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


D. Mendelsohn (59 yo)





Mr. D. Eric Mendelsohn has been a Director at National Health Investors, Inc since February 17, 2021. Mr. Mendelsohn serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at National Health Investors Inc. si...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: D.'s total compensation ($USD1.79M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.25M).

Compensation vs Earnings: D.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NHI's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: NHI's board of directors are considered experienced (8.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: NHI insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.7%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

National Health Investors, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: National Health Investors, Inc.
  • Ticker: NHI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Health Care REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Market Cap: US$2.596b
  • Shares outstanding: 45.85m
  • Website: https://www.nhireit.com

Number of Employees


  • National Health Investors, Inc.
  • 222 Robert Rose Drive
  • Murfreesboro
  • Tennessee
  • 37129
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/22 00:12
End of Day Share Price2021/09/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.