Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) is a real estate investment fund that specializes in nursing homes. Since nursing homes were at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, this business faced some challenges. However, the fund continued paying dividends, despite the crisis.
Among the U.S. and other developed countries, the growth of the retirement age population is the most significant positive trend for the Omega Healthcare Investors fund. Accordingly, the need for nursing homes and similar facilities has been increasing steadily, moderately. COVID-19 underscored the short-term risks that Omega Healthcare investors face. Omega Healthcare Investors was faced with challenging conditions because of the large number and severity of restrictions at their sites. In the wake of the current vaccination campaign, most of the fund’s facilities are operating normally, leading to a normalization of its financial situation.
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) maintained its dividend payouts, despite challenging economic conditions. As a whole, the fund has a record of consistently increasing and paying dividends. This quarter’s dividend is $0.67 per share, which represents an approximate 7.4% yield. Omega Healthcare Investors must pay dividends on at least 90 %of its profit as a real estate investment fund. Having such a profile will likely result in significant rewards for the company as long as it has adequate operating cash flow. Furthermore, the company may also resume raising its dividend once the pandemic is over.
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) closed at $36.58 during the previous trading session. Shares of the company were priced between $36.33 and $36.79. It traded 2.09 million shares, higher than its average daily volume of 1.9 million over the past 100 days. OHI shares gained 1.31% in the last five days, while their price dipped -5.10% a month earlier. The current price-to-earnings ratio is 38.48, and the price to book ratio is 2.15. Moreover, the ratio of cost to cash flow was 16.94.