CareTrust REIT Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Major Transactions and Expanded Pipeline of $460 Million

CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NYSE: CTRE), a healthcare real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing and assisted living real estate investments, is proud to announce the celebration of its 10-year anniversary. In separate press releases, on this significant milestone, CareTrust REIT has announced two strategic transactions totaling approximately $180 million, further proving its commitment to growth and excellence in the healthcare sector.

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Portfolio Star Ratings vs. National Average (Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Portfolio Star Ratings vs. National Average (Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

A Decade of Commitment to Quality Care and Shareholder Value

Over the past ten years, CareTrust REIT has grown from a spin-off of assets leased to a single tenant to a trusted capital partner to dozens and a high performer in the healthcare real estate market. Dave Sedgwick, CareTrust REIT Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our results are a testament to the unwavering dedication and hard work of our board and team, both past and present. We owe our success to the outstanding operators leasing our properties. Their expertise and commitment to providing high-quality care to their patients and employees have been instrumental in our ability to deliver strong performance and value to our loyal shareholders.”

With respect to the strength of the CareTrust portfolio and corresponding shareholder benchmarks, Mr. Sedgwick said, “A decade ago, our founding President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Stapley put a team together who had deep operating understanding and experience because he understood that the value of skilled nursing and seniors housing real estate is incredibly sensitive to the capabilities of the operators. We cannot thank Greg enough for his vision and for the foundation he laid at CareTrust.”

Mr. Sedgwick continued, “Building a REIT ‘by operators, for operators’ informs who we lease to, how we underwrite, and how we asset manage. When I personally ran facilities before CareTrust, I knew intimately that quality care, of both your patients and employees, precedes sustainable financial stability. Because our tenants have complete control over the operations of our properties, leasing to operators who excel at both their ‘mission’ and a sustainable ‘margin’ is vital.”

CareTrust REIT's dedication to delivering value to shareholders is reflected in its impressive financial achievements over the past decade, including a total shareholder return of 247% since inception.

Looking Forward

Mr. Sedgwick commented on the multi-decade demographic wave of seniors that is now starting to break. He said, “It is incredible to realize that the number of Americans who are 85 years and older will almost double in just 10 years. When you couple that projected growth in demand with the trend of shrinking supply of facilities, the term ‘tsunami,’ seems appropriate. CareTrust is exceptionally positioned to ride this wave.”

In speaking about the near-term investment outlook, James Callister, Chief Investment Officer, said, “The investment environment continues to be very healthy for us. We have growing relationships with some of the best operators in the country. Today, we are quoting a reloaded pipeline of approximately $460 million.” Bill Wagner, Chief Financial Officer, said, “When you look at where our cost of equity is compared to our cost of debt today and you have visibility into a historic pace and pipeline of investments, our financing strategy is self-evident. We have issued 2.5 million shares under our ATM program quarter-to-date at a gross price of $24.90 for gross proceeds of $62.3 million bringing the total outstanding share count to 144.6 million shares. Today’s cash on hand is approximately $230 million. Together with full availability under our revolver, we have tremendous flexibility to fund growth for the foreseeable future.”

Mr. Sedgwick, concluded, “As we celebrate this 10-year milestone, I extend my deepest gratitude to our team and operators for their invaluable contributions to our success. We also thank our loyal shareholders, bankers, brokers, and other friends of CareTrust for their continued support and confidence in our mission to create long-term value by matching great operators with great opportunities. We are just getting started.”

About CareTrust™

CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, acquisition, development and leasing of skilled nursing, seniors housing and other healthcare-related properties. With a nationwide portfolio of long-term net-leased properties, and a growing portfolio of quality operators leasing them, CareTrust REIT is pursuing both external and organic growth opportunities across the United States. More information about CareTrust REIT is available at

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