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W P Carey Inc
WPC : NYSE : Financial
$65.25 -0.10 | -0.15%
Today's Range: 65.01 - 65.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 474,200
10/21/14 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


W P CAREY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 88.59% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)252.91112.22
EBITDA ($mil)156.1364.31
EBIT ($mil)92.6934.54
Net Income ($mil)64.7443.17


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)214.9762.77
Total Assets ($mil)8293.754635.36
Total Debt ($mil)3798.372071.16
Equity ($mil)3680.571951.57


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin73.4278.66
EBITDA Margin61.7357.3
Operating Margin36.6530.78
Sales Turnover0.090.09
Return on Assets2.651.62
Return on Equity4.664.71
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.510.51
Interest Expense47.7325.75
Interest Coverage1.941.34


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)99.3868.22
Div / share0.90.84
EPS0.380.56
Book value / share37.0428.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume452874.0476840.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 182.94 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.73 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.07. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, W P CAREY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WPC 33.08 Peers 182.94   WPC 17.37 Peers 20.32

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

WPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

WPC is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WPC 37.75 Peers 53.89   WPC 0.31 Peers 4.26

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

WPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

WPC trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
WPC 1.73 Peers 3.07   WPC 23.56 Peers 174.21

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

WPC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, WPC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WPC 8.83 Peers 7.81   WPC 65.30 Peers 36.73

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

WPC is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

WPC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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