Chartwell Seniors Housing

CSH.UN-T

TSE:CSH.UN

14.31
0.01 (0.07%)
Chartwell Retirement Residences is the largest participant in the Canadian seniors housing sector, with nearly 180 locations across Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.
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Analysis and Opinions about CSH.UN-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
December 13, 2019
REITs? The REITs space has been down this week following a good performance year. It may be a temporary rotation in the market going on as investors are moving back into cyclical names. She would be buying at this level. There is some oversupply developing in regions, like Ontario. However, over the long run, demographic trends are supportive. Yield 3%
REITs? The REITs space has been down this week following a good performance year. It may be a temporary rotation in the market going on as investors are moving back into cyclical names. She would be buying at this level. There is some oversupply developing in regions, like Ontario. However, over the long run, demographic trends are supportive. Yield 3%
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.320
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 12, 2019
Pays a good yield (4.24%). The share price has pulled back, because they're facing more supply in Ontario which drove the occupancy rate to 87%. Management thinks occupancy has bottomed and will slowly rise. Long-term demand is there, despite this temporary over-build. Outside Ontario is doing well. Their cash flow should improve going forward as will their net operating income in 2020 by 3-4%.
Pays a good yield (4.24%). The share price has pulled back, because they're facing more supply in Ontario which drove the occupancy rate to 87%. Management thinks occupancy has bottomed and will slowly rise. Long-term demand is there, despite this temporary over-build. Outside Ontario is doing well. Their cash flow should improve going forward as will their net operating income in 2020 by 3-4%.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.160
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 1, 2019
Has a decent growth of 5% with good dividends. They missed on Q2 with an elevated balance sheet but it is trading at a nice 15.4 times valuation. Longterm outlook is good with an aging population. The management team is executing well.
Has a decent growth of 5% with good dividends. They missed on Q2 with an elevated balance sheet but it is trading at a nice 15.4 times valuation. Longterm outlook is good with an aging population. The management team is executing well.
Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$14.740
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
October 31, 2019
Excellent long-term hold. Hit this year. Great yield. Has been adding to her position.
Excellent long-term hold. Hit this year. Great yield. Has been adding to her position.
Michelle Wearing
Portfolio Manager, Starlight Capital
Price
$14.750
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 9, 2019

Stock appreciation and dividend growth coming? It's an income stock and has been rangebound this year. In Ontario, the occupancy rate has declined (too much supply). Demand will catch up to supply eventually. They're well-positioned in a good industry driven by demographics (an aging population). There's room to grow. They gradually increase their dividend (4%).

Stock appreciation and dividend growth coming? It's an income stock and has been rangebound this year. In Ontario, the occupancy rate has declined (too much supply). Demand will catch up to supply eventually. They're well-positioned in a good industry driven by demographics (an aging population). There's room to grow. They gradually increase their dividend (4%).

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.980
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 12, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 11/18, Up 1%) Stock's not doing very much, buy you're getting the yield. Still likes it. Attractive space. Temporary over supply issues this year. Want to increase their occupancy rate back above 90%. Yield is 4%.
(A Top Pick Sep 11/18, Up 1%) Stock's not doing very much, buy you're getting the yield. Still likes it. Attractive space. Temporary over supply issues this year. Want to increase their occupancy rate back above 90%. Yield is 4%.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.710
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
August 27, 2019
He has owned this for a long time. Pays a nice distribution that grows 2% per year. The stock has not been rising for years likely because of an occupancy issue that is slowing working itself out. It could be bought here as you are getting paid to wait. The demographics are in its favour. Yield 4.1%
He has owned this for a long time. Pays a nice distribution that grows 2% per year. The stock has not been rising for years likely because of an occupancy issue that is slowing working itself out. It could be bought here as you are getting paid to wait. The demographics are in its favour. Yield 4.1%
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$14.710
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
August 13, 2019
As a senior housing stock, you want to look at occupancy rates and cash flows. There appears to be more supply, so occupancy rates have dipped below 85%, when normally it has been above 90%. She thinks this will improve over time.
As a senior housing stock, you want to look at occupancy rates and cash flows. There appears to be more supply, so occupancy rates have dipped below 85%, when normally it has been above 90%. She thinks this will improve over time.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.900
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 19, 2019

Chartwell vs. Sienna for growth He likes and owns both. CSH's latest report says their operating income grew an impressive 4.7%, but Sienna's was 5.4%. CSH's and Sienna's growth are 5-5.5%. CSH has a low 64% payout ratio, but Sienna is a little cheaper at 12.7x vs. CSH's 15.6x. They're similar in many ways, but Sienna has more room for multiple expansion/upside. But CSH is slightly safer because it has a bigger cap. Both are in a good space with demographics as a tailwind.

Chartwell vs. Sienna for growth He likes and owns both. CSH's latest report says their operating income grew an impressive 4.7%, but Sienna's was 5.4%. CSH's and Sienna's growth are 5-5.5%. CSH has a low 64% payout ratio, but Sienna is a little cheaper at 12.7x vs. CSH's 15.6x. They're similar in many ways, but Sienna has more room for multiple expansion/upside. But CSH is slightly safer because it has a bigger cap. Both are in a good space with demographics as a tailwind.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$15.530
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
May 30, 2019
Largest in Canada. Really likes it. You need to be here for the fundamentals. Baby boomers are providing a tailwind. It is struggling. Very cheap. Trading at discount to NAV. Great time to enter.
Largest in Canada. Really likes it. You need to be here for the fundamentals. Baby boomers are providing a tailwind. It is struggling. Very cheap. Trading at discount to NAV. Great time to enter.
Michelle Wearing
Portfolio Manager, Starlight Capital
Price
$14.470
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
May 14, 2019
An income stock with an attractive yield. The last little while has seen an overbuild in some markets, so occupancy has decreased, but she's confident this will rise from 91% to 95% in time. It's always traded at a premium vs. its peers. Aging demmographics are on their side. Good management and pipeline of projects. You'll collect a 4% yield plus a few % points. A good long-term hold.
An income stock with an attractive yield. The last little while has seen an overbuild in some markets, so occupancy has decreased, but she's confident this will rise from 91% to 95% in time. It's always traded at a premium vs. its peers. Aging demmographics are on their side. Good management and pipeline of projects. You'll collect a 4% yield plus a few % points. A good long-term hold.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.590
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
April 24, 2019
The retirement home space is growing in demand and this company has the market cornered. You want to be selective with how you enter the space. These interest rate sensitive stocks have all surged with the belief the interest rates may be softening. He would watch for a lower entry price.
The retirement home space is growing in demand and this company has the market cornered. You want to be selective with how you enter the space. These interest rate sensitive stocks have all surged with the belief the interest rates may be softening. He would watch for a lower entry price.
Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$14.680
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 10, 2019
(A Top Pick Apr 16/18, Up 3%) Has long owned this, really an income stock with a yield around 4%. She likes the aging demographic play of seniors' housing. They're the largest player in this space. They can grow by acqusition in Canada and aim for 95% occupancy (9)% now). Ontario penetration is only 5-6% of senior living in these homes--seniors are and will live longer.
(A Top Pick Apr 16/18, Up 3%) Has long owned this, really an income stock with a yield around 4%. She likes the aging demographic play of seniors' housing. They're the largest player in this space. They can grow by acqusition in Canada and aim for 95% occupancy (9)% now). Ontario penetration is only 5-6% of senior living in these homes--seniors are and will live longer.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.050
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 12, 2019
The leader in Canadian seniors housing, a fragmented sector so there's room for growth. CSH holds 10% of this market. She likes this sector for the aging demographics that will need more care. CSH has a good pipeline of projects. Occupancy is 91% and they target 95%. They have started to market their services. Top management. (Analysts’ price target is $16.65)
The leader in Canadian seniors housing, a fragmented sector so there's room for growth. CSH holds 10% of this market. She likes this sector for the aging demographics that will need more care. CSH has a good pipeline of projects. Occupancy is 91% and they target 95%. They have started to market their services. Top management. (Analysts’ price target is $16.65)
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.040
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 13, 2019
Chartwell vs Sienna She owns Chartwell and thinks both are in a growing sector -- senior housing. Sienna has a lower level of regulation, compared to Chartwell, due to the former's higher level of long term care facilities. Chartwell holds the largest market share in Canada -- giving them economies of scale. Chartwell's yield is just under 4% and they have a good pipeline to develop future growth.
Chartwell vs Sienna She owns Chartwell and thinks both are in a growing sector -- senior housing. Sienna has a lower level of regulation, compared to Chartwell, due to the former's higher level of long term care facilities. Chartwell holds the largest market share in Canada -- giving them economies of scale. Chartwell's yield is just under 4% and they have a good pipeline to develop future growth.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.800
Owned
_N/A
HOLD
HOLD
February 1, 2019
Good place to hide and collect the dividend. Not a growth company. Well run, the demographics are with you. Won't be an $18 stock anytime soon.
Good place to hide and collect the dividend. Not a growth company. Well run, the demographics are with you. Won't be an $18 stock anytime soon.
Bruce Campbell (1)
President, Campbell and Lee InvMngmnt
Price
$14.690
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
January 10, 2019
Very well managed company. Attractive space. We all live longer and there will be increasing demand for what they offer. They don't do any home care that is more open to potential liability. They have a good pipeline to grow over the next couple of years with an attractive distribution yield of around 4%. This is actually a good entry point for this stock.
Very well managed company. Attractive space. We all live longer and there will be increasing demand for what they offer. They don't do any home care that is more open to potential liability. They have a good pipeline to grow over the next couple of years with an attractive distribution yield of around 4%. This is actually a good entry point for this stock.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.030
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
December 19, 2018
63% and declining payout ratio. Distribution is safe. Q3 was decent. Rising occupancy. They see NOI of $3 which translates into an AFFO growth of 7%. Quality name. Fine to own. Good to add when the waterfall stops. Other things are less expensive.
63% and declining payout ratio. Distribution is safe. Q3 was decent. Rising occupancy. They see NOI of $3 which translates into an AFFO growth of 7%. Quality name. Fine to own. Good to add when the waterfall stops. Other things are less expensive.
Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$13.960
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 11, 2018
(A Top Pick Dec 12/17, Down 2%) Pays over 4% yield. It slipped because of rising interest rates. They built somer supply in Ontario and Quebec, so occupancy in Ontario has temporarily slipped to 88% vs. 91% 18 months ago. The demand is definitely there to absorb these new rooms. She likes the play on aging demographics, so there'll be a growing need for seniors housing. CSH is well-positioned to grow in Canada and is the leader.
(A Top Pick Dec 12/17, Down 2%) Pays over 4% yield. It slipped because of rising interest rates. They built somer supply in Ontario and Quebec, so occupancy in Ontario has temporarily slipped to 88% vs. 91% 18 months ago. The demand is definitely there to absorb these new rooms. She likes the play on aging demographics, so there'll be a growing need for seniors housing. CSH is well-positioned to grow in Canada and is the leader.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.650
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 17, 2018

The market is struggling to decide what this is: a yield, a REIT, a cash flow play? The demographics are in their favour, but does this drive CSH enough or does it need an acquisition? He doesn't know. Good dividend, but he hasn't looked at CSH deeply.

The market is struggling to decide what this is: a yield, a REIT, a cash flow play? The demographics are in their favour, but does this drive CSH enough or does it need an acquisition? He doesn't know. Good dividend, but he hasn't looked at CSH deeply.

Chris Stuchberry
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Price
$14.180
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 10, 2018

Still likes it and has been buying it during this pullback. REITs have been pressured by rising rates, but she likes the seniors housing space. Managed well and pays an attractive 4.2% yield. A good long-term hold and would buy it here.

Still likes it and has been buying it during this pullback. REITs have been pressured by rising rates, but she likes the seniors housing space. Managed well and pays an attractive 4.2% yield. A good long-term hold and would buy it here.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$13.970
Owned
Yes
SELL
SELL
September 28, 2018

Bad news is costs elevated, more competitive pressure in retirement homes. Pricey. Balance sheet not perfect. Good news is decent growth rate, and good long-term area to be in. But much better value elsewhere. He’s trimmed to move into other areas. You have to buy things at the right price.

Bad news is costs elevated, more competitive pressure in retirement homes. Pricey. Balance sheet not perfect. Good news is decent growth rate, and good long-term area to be in. But much better value elsewhere. He’s trimmed to move into other areas. You have to buy things at the right price.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$14.640
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 11, 2018

This is the largest provider of senior communities. The demographics play in their favor. The 75-year-plus population is expected to double in the 20 next years, growing 3 to 4 times faster than the general population. Penetration of the seniors market is still low in Canada, so there is a lot of room for growth. 85% of their homes are private-pay rather than relying on government funding. Yield 4%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.75)

This is the largest provider of senior communities. The demographics play in their favor. The 75-year-plus population is expected to double in the 20 next years, growing 3 to 4 times faster than the general population. Penetration of the seniors market is still low in Canada, so there is a lot of room for growth. 85% of their homes are private-pay rather than relying on government funding. Yield 4%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.75)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.130
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 16, 2018

Extendicare (EXE-T) or Chartwell Retirement (CSH-U-T). Both are good long term holds. He prefers and owns Chartwell. Will see continued growth in this sector. There were shorts on Extendicare and the rebound lately has been a short covering.

Extendicare (EXE-T) or Chartwell Retirement (CSH-U-T). Both are good long term holds. He prefers and owns Chartwell. Will see continued growth in this sector. There were shorts on Extendicare and the rebound lately has been a short covering.

Andrew Pyle
Senior wealth advisor and portfolio manager, The Pyle Group, Scotia Wealth Mgt.
Price
$15.360
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 9, 2018

PE ratio this high is a red flag on the surface. He’d be reluctant to own the high PE multiple in a sector where other companies have lower multiples. Own another one, or own a few to diversify. Can’t tell if high PE due to price too high, or a one-time hit to earnings.

PE ratio this high is a red flag on the surface. He’d be reluctant to own the high PE multiple in a sector where other companies have lower multiples. Own another one, or own a few to diversify. Can’t tell if high PE due to price too high, or a one-time hit to earnings.

Michael Decter
President & CEO, Lawrence Decter Investment Counsel
Price
$15.550
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 31, 2018

Demographically, it’s a theme, but you have to ignore this. Had stayed away because of litigation in the US. Missed earnings. Difficult business because of labour costs, regulations. Other investments make sense and aren’t as complicated. Analysts have downgraded. Trades at an 18x multiple. If you’re going to buy, have to buy it washed out. (Analysts’ price target is $16.65.)

Demographically, it’s a theme, but you have to ignore this. Had stayed away because of litigation in the US. Missed earnings. Difficult business because of labour costs, regulations. Other investments make sense and aren’t as complicated. Analysts have downgraded. Trades at an 18x multiple. If you’re going to buy, have to buy it washed out. (Analysts’ price target is $16.65.)

Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$15.320
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 10, 2018

(A Top Pick July 12, 2017. Up 5%). She continues to like Chartwell. This is the leader in seniors housing in Canada. She likes the demographic trend. Chartwell provides the full spectrum of living and care arrangements, including long-term care, which is fully regulated and which constitutes 15% of their business. Occupancy is very high. They grow organically and by acquisition. She likes the management. Rising interest rates have created a headwind for the stock price, but it offers an adequate yield.

(A Top Pick July 12, 2017. Up 5%). She continues to like Chartwell. This is the leader in seniors housing in Canada. She likes the demographic trend. Chartwell provides the full spectrum of living and care arrangements, including long-term care, which is fully regulated and which constitutes 15% of their business. Occupancy is very high. They grow organically and by acquisition. She likes the management. Rising interest rates have created a headwind for the stock price, but it offers an adequate yield.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.330
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
July 5, 2018

This trend in demographics is going to benefit this company. He has not bought it and there is a better situation elsewhere in the REIT space. We don't have enough nursing home beds. The issue they have is the land grab in the neighborhoods where people want to move from. This is people moving from homes they own into facilities they rent. He has TCN-T as it is a slightly better investment.

This trend in demographics is going to benefit this company. He has not bought it and there is a better situation elsewhere in the REIT space. We don't have enough nursing home beds. The issue they have is the land grab in the neighborhoods where people want to move from. This is people moving from homes they own into facilities they rent. He has TCN-T as it is a slightly better investment.

Lyle Stein
Sr. Portfolio & Managing Director, Vestcap Investment Management
Price
$15.510
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
June 26, 2018

What healthcare stock to buy? In Canada, he likes Chartwell, in the U.S, Merck (MRK-N), and in Europe, Novo Nordisk.

What healthcare stock to buy? In Canada, he likes Chartwell, in the U.S, Merck (MRK-N), and in Europe, Novo Nordisk.

Bruce Campbell (1)
President, Campbell and Lee InvMngmnt
Price
$15.250
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 8, 2018

Have held it for a number of years and continue to like it. Would be buyers at these levels below $15. Demographics favour this industry. Most of their revenue comes from private pay, not government. Offer all levels of care -- long term, assisted living, independent living. Strong and experienced management team. Good organic growth plus acquisitions. Company got out of the US; feel they have enough opportunities for growth in Canada. Yield about 4%.

Have held it for a number of years and continue to like it. Would be buyers at these levels below $15. Demographics favour this industry. Most of their revenue comes from private pay, not government. Offer all levels of care -- long term, assisted living, independent living. Strong and experienced management team. Good organic growth plus acquisitions. Company got out of the US; feel they have enough opportunities for growth in Canada. Yield about 4%.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.690
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 16, 2018

Demographics work in their favour: everyone is getting older so there'll be more demand for assisted-care living. Management is good. Offers a dividend near 4% which will be safe and has been increasing slowly over time. This is a long-term hold; she's held it for five years. The recent pull-back is due to rising interest rates. (Analysts' price target $17.00)

Demographics work in their favour: everyone is getting older so there'll be more demand for assisted-care living. Management is good. Offers a dividend near 4% which will be safe and has been increasing slowly over time. This is a long-term hold; she's held it for five years. The recent pull-back is due to rising interest rates. (Analysts' price target $17.00)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.270
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 7, 2018

Extendicare Inc. (EXE-T) vs Chartwell(CSH.UN-T) He favours Chartwell over Extendicare, because they became overextended in the US market and have litigation issues. Whereas Chartwell has re-focused their plan quicker.

Extendicare Inc. (EXE-T) vs Chartwell(CSH.UN-T) He favours Chartwell over Extendicare, because they became overextended in the US market and have litigation issues. Whereas Chartwell has re-focused their plan quicker.

Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$15.040
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
January 29, 2018

HR.UN-T vs. CHR.UN-T. Hang onto CSH.UN-T. They are both AMZN-Q proof. Tenants pay rent so they are not long term leases like elsewhere in the REIT space. He would lighten up on HR.UN-T

HR.UN-T vs. CHR.UN-T. Hang onto CSH.UN-T. They are both AMZN-Q proof. Tenants pay rent so they are not long term leases like elsewhere in the REIT space. He would lighten up on HR.UN-T

Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA
Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Mgr, Lester Asset Management
Price
$15.770
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 12, 2017

This is a demographic play. The stock hasn't done too much in the past 3-6 months where we have seen the overall market rally. Just did an equity issue at $15.20, to retire some debt as well as to fund an Alberta acquisition. Dividend yield of 3.7%. This is the largest Canadian operator in seniors housing. Very good operators and have a good pipeline of organic projects as well as some of their M&A. (Analysts' price target is $17.)

This is a demographic play. The stock hasn't done too much in the past 3-6 months where we have seen the overall market rally. Just did an equity issue at $15.20, to retire some debt as well as to fund an Alberta acquisition. Dividend yield of 3.7%. This is the largest Canadian operator in seniors housing. Very good operators and have a good pipeline of organic projects as well as some of their M&A. (Analysts' price target is $17.)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.760
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 15, 2017

Runs a variety of retirement homes and long-term care facilities in Canada. Ranks 258 out of 700 stocks. Analysts are bumping up their numbers, but he doesn’t think the stock is inexpensive at this point. Free cash flow is negative at -3.3%. There are other investment income companies he would prefer.

Runs a variety of retirement homes and long-term care facilities in Canada. Ranks 258 out of 700 stocks. Analysts are bumping up their numbers, but he doesn’t think the stock is inexpensive at this point. Free cash flow is negative at -3.3%. There are other investment income companies he would prefer.

Robert McWhirter
President, Selective Asset Management
Price
$15.680
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 10, 2017

(A Top Pick Nov 15/16. Up 12%.) Just reported this morning and had good numbers and improvement in their Net Operating Income. She likes Senior Housing where the demographics work in your favour. Sold all their US assets a few years ago, and invests solely in Canada now.

(A Top Pick Nov 15/16. Up 12%.) Just reported this morning and had good numbers and improvement in their Net Operating Income. She likes Senior Housing where the demographics work in your favour. Sold all their US assets a few years ago, and invests solely in Canada now.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.860
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 20, 2017

One of those defensive stocks, and of course the secular trend works; aging demographics, baby growers retiring. Chart shows the stock is in an up channel. Take your profits at the top of the channel and maybe buy when it is at the bottom of the channel. You are in a very good space on this one.

One of those defensive stocks, and of course the secular trend works; aging demographics, baby growers retiring. Chart shows the stock is in an up channel. Take your profits at the top of the channel and maybe buy when it is at the bottom of the channel. You are in a very good space on this one.

William Chin
Portfolio manager, Caldwell Investment Management
Price
$15.210
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 19, 2017

Key factors you focus on when assessing this kind of company?He tries to look at management, assets, payout ratios and liabilities. When evaluating any REIT, the most important thing is going to be demand and supply. It really affects the ability of management teams to increase occupancy and increase rents. For this one, seniors housing is very operationally intensive, and they benefit from being one of the largest players in Canada. Having national presence gives them the opportunity to purchase things a little cheaper, manage properties more effectively and to increase occupancy in case of a decline. He likes this company. There are very favourable demographic tailwinds that will benefit them going forward.

Key factors you focus on when assessing this kind of company?He tries to look at management, assets, payout ratios and liabilities. When evaluating any REIT, the most important thing is going to be demand and supply. It really affects the ability of management teams to increase occupancy and increase rents. For this one, seniors housing is very operationally intensive, and they benefit from being one of the largest players in Canada. Having national presence gives them the opportunity to purchase things a little cheaper, manage properties more effectively and to increase occupancy in case of a decline. He likes this company. There are very favourable demographic tailwinds that will benefit them going forward.

Andy Nasr
VP & Investment Strategist, Sentry Investments
Price
$15.160
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 12, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 13/16. Up 2%.) Has held this for a number of years. Pays a good yield of about 4%. Thinks it has pulled back a little with the increases in interest rates. However, she likes the long-term story. They are the largest operator of retirement homes in Canada, and are well positioned to continue to grow.

(A Top Pick Sept 13/16. Up 2%.) Has held this for a number of years. Pays a good yield of about 4%. Thinks it has pulled back a little with the increases in interest rates. However, she likes the long-term story. They are the largest operator of retirement homes in Canada, and are well positioned to continue to grow.

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$14.580
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 8, 2017

Seniors’ homes is a growth market. There is not going to be enough places for baby boomers to retire, and this is a great way to participate. This has been weak lately on the basis of rising interest rates, which has hurt a lot of REITs. Ultimately, you own a hard asset with an ability to raise its prices down the road. Not a bad place to be.

Seniors’ homes is a growth market. There is not going to be enough places for baby boomers to retire, and this is a great way to participate. This has been weak lately on the basis of rising interest rates, which has hurt a lot of REITs. Ultimately, you own a hard asset with an ability to raise its prices down the road. Not a bad place to be.

Lyle Stein
Sr. Portfolio & Managing Director, Vestcap Investment Management
Price
$15.190
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 12, 2017

The largest provider of seniors housing communities in Canada. In the last couple of weeks, this has gone from $16 to almost $15, which is why she chose it. Everyone is getting older and living longer. It is still a very fragmented market, and this is the leader in the space. Dividend yield of 3.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.75.)

The largest provider of seniors housing communities in Canada. In the last couple of weeks, this has gone from $16 to almost $15, which is why she chose it. Everyone is getting older and living longer. It is still a very fragmented market, and this is the leader in the space. Dividend yield of 3.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.75.)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$15.210
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 21, 2017

The number of people globally, over 65 years of age, will probably double over the next 20-25 years. That increase will result in more demand for retirement housing. This company should really benefit, provided you don’t see a material increase in supply. Not particularly cheap and is probably fairly valued here. Senior Housing is probably amongst the most operationally intensive asset class in commercial real estate. Great management team. He would probably look elsewhere. Dividend yield of 3.6%.

The number of people globally, over 65 years of age, will probably double over the next 20-25 years. That increase will result in more demand for retirement housing. This company should really benefit, provided you don’t see a material increase in supply. Not particularly cheap and is probably fairly valued here. Senior Housing is probably amongst the most operationally intensive asset class in commercial real estate. Great management team. He would probably look elsewhere. Dividend yield of 3.6%.

Andy Nasr
VP & Investment Strategist, Sentry Investments
Price
$15.840
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 7, 2017

Has no exposure to REITs because of valuations. Also, these names are ultrasensitive to even a whisper of interest rates going up. Any time you buy into an asset class that has done as well as REITs, combined with how sensitive they are to interest rate movements, it is a risky proposition. However, this one is top of class.

Has no exposure to REITs because of valuations. Also, these names are ultrasensitive to even a whisper of interest rates going up. Any time you buy into an asset class that has done as well as REITs, combined with how sensitive they are to interest rate movements, it is a risky proposition. However, this one is top of class.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$16.040
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 18, 2017

A big fan of management and their story. People are getting older and need someone to take very good care of them, and this is a very good operator. The real estate component looks very attractive as well. The stock is fairly valued, perhaps a little bit rich, but he continues to hold at these levels. If there was a significant real estate correction, this company would be affected along with others in senior residences. 3.7% dividend yield.

A big fan of management and their story. People are getting older and need someone to take very good care of them, and this is a very good operator. The real estate component looks very attractive as well. The stock is fairly valued, perhaps a little bit rich, but he continues to hold at these levels. If there was a significant real estate correction, this company would be affected along with others in senior residences. 3.7% dividend yield.

Derek Warren
Asst Vice President, Lincluden Investment Mgmnt
Price
$15.740
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
March 14, 2017

High-quality. Everyone understands the business and everyone understands age demographics. The service this company provides is going to continue to be in demand. What has helped them, is what he believes is hurting them at this point. Some of the names such as this have seen a real inflow of capital, so are trading at all-time high multiples. When there is a correction, it tends to be quite sharp. Too expensive at this time. Dividend yield of 3.8%.

High-quality. Everyone understands the business and everyone understands age demographics. The service this company provides is going to continue to be in demand. What has helped them, is what he believes is hurting them at this point. Some of the names such as this have seen a real inflow of capital, so are trading at all-time high multiples. When there is a correction, it tends to be quite sharp. Too expensive at this time. Dividend yield of 3.8%.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$15.120
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
February 17, 2017

She has owned it for quite a number of years. It is the largest seniors housing player in Canada. She likes the demographics play. The company sold off all their US properties and they have been developing and re-investing the money. It has a 3.5% yield. It has been strong over the past three weeks. She would not buy it here, but hold it. Wait for a pullback if you want to imitate a position.