NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ventas Inc. (VTR), a real estate investment trust with a portfolio including senior housing and healthcare properties, reported an increase in net income to $138.4 million, or 47 cents per diluted share for the 2014 second quarter, compared to $114.6 million, or 39 cents for the year ago period.
The company’s revenue grew to $751.2 million, from $684.1 million for the 2013 second quarter.
Analysts polled by Bloomberg expected second quarter earnings of 45 cents per share, on revenue of $739 million.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates VENTAS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate VENTAS INC (VTR) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: VTR Ratings Report
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