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  • nellgwyn nellgwyn Jul 7, 2002 11:41 PM Flag

    a few thoughts at the quarter's end

    a dividend of 80 cents on a $1.60 ffo is 50%, which is extremely low for a health care reit. Plus, though ETT has a lot of debt, it's not "that" much; all the healthcare reits are deep in debt and several are paying close to 100% of ffo in dividends. Certainly, continue to reduce debt, but there is plenty of room for a dividend. After all, in a sense, what reits do is borrow at one (lower) and invest at another, higher rate. The whole game involves borrowing--but being able to put the proceeds to work at a higher rate. To pay off low-interest rate debt is a confession of failure--or at least a lack of market opportunities

 

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