Hunt Valley, MD-based Omega Healthcare Investors reported fourth-quarter adjusted funds from operations of 81 cents per share Thursday, in line with several analysts. But for many, the bigger story to come from Omega last week was its $510 million deal with Healthpeak Properties that resulted in the acquisition of 24 Brookdale Senior Living communities.
“We find the move surprising given Omega’s portfolio is majority skilled nursing and our view that the outlook for senior housing remains challenging,” said Mizuho USA analysts Omotayo Okusanya and Zachary Silverberg, in an investor note on the real estate investment trust’s fourth-quarter results. “That said, the attractive pricing should provide plenty of cushion for any potential downside.”
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