W.P. Carey Inc

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WPC : NYSE : Financial
$62.6 -0.88 | -1.39%
Today's Range: 62.33 - 63.44
Avg. Daily Volume: 319900.0
04/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


W P CAREY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.66% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)245.26277.64
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)100.71106.64
Net Income ($mil)47.751.05


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)210.73250.69
Total Assets ($mil)8453.958754.67
Total Debt ($mil)4440.814492.79
Equity ($mil)3301.673427.24


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin53.8750.11
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin41.0638.41
Sales Turnover0.120.11
Return on Assets3.161.96
Return on Equity8.15.02
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.570.57
Interest Expense43.9149.0
Interest Coverage2.292.18


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)106.29104.45
Div / share0.990.96
EPS0.440.48
Book value / share31.0632.81
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume317827.0369086.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 56.87 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.07 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.77. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. 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 25.86 Peers 56.87   WPC 13.22 Peers 18.71

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 significant 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 27.75 Peers 89.27   WPC NM Peers 4.18

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.

 

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.

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

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
WPC 2.07 Peers 3.77   WPC 54.65 Peers 34.22

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.

 

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

WPC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WPC 6.80 Peers 8.18   WPC 1.70 Peers 10.96

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

WPC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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