Digital Realty Trust Inc

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DLR : NYSE : Financial
$103.74 -1.16 | -1.11%
Today's Range: 103.67 - 105.52
Avg. Daily Volume: 1270200.0
03/24/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.24% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)580.56504.26
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)154.8948.14
Net Income ($mil)95.08-15.98

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)22.0475.06
Total Assets ($mil)12192.5911451.27
Total Debt ($mil)6000.795934.24
Equity ($mil)5096.024500.13

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin26.689.55
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin26.689.55
Sales Turnover0.180.16
Return on Assets3.492.59
Return on Equity6.714.82
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense61.164.67
Interest Coverage2.540.74

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)159.02146.38
Div / share0.880.85
Book value / share32.0530.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1310627.01634373.0


BUY. DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 51.97 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.23 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DLR 47.00 Peers 51.97   DLR 18.03 Peers 19.90

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

DLR is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. 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.

DLR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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DLR 50.44 Peers 76.61   DLR NM Peers 4.17

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

DLR is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

DLR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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DLR 3.23 Peers 3.63   DLR 36.64 Peers 68.17

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.

DLR is trading at a discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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DLR 7.63 Peers 7.83   DLR 21.29 Peers 11.27

Average. 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.

DLR is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


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

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



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