The numbers: Universal Health Realty swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $4.6 million, or 38 cents a share, from a loss of $870,000, or 7 cents, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 8.5% to $8.7 million. The operating margin stretched from 55% to 59%. The REIT holds $3 million of cash and $84 million of debt.
The stock: Universal Health Realty Income has appreciated 23% in the past 12 months. It sells for a price-to-earnings ratio of 22, an 81% discount to the industry average. The shares are expensive when considering book value and sales. They yield 6.9%.