W.P. Carey Inc

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WPC : NYSE : Financial
$67.56 up 0.6 | 0.9%
Today's Range: 66.95 - 67.72
Avg. Daily Volume: 366000.0
06/23/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


W P CAREY INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.17% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)234.83285.25
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)100.02122.29
Net Income ($mil)57.4857.44


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)208.65351.91
Total Assets ($mil)8197.838703.25
Total Debt ($mil)4173.354563.66
Equity ($mil)3256.013398.0


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin54.5453.86
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin42.5942.87
Sales Turnover0.120.12
Return on Assets3.262.22
Return on Equity8.225.69
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.560.57
Interest Expense41.9648.4
Interest Coverage2.382.53


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)106.51104.87
Div / share1.00.97
EPS0.530.54
Book value / share30.5732.4
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume350116.0330172.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 53.18 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.22 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.68. 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 27.33 Peers 53.18   WPC 13.99 Peers 19.75

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 29.73 Peers 56.68   WPC NM Peers 6.70

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 2.22 Peers 3.68   WPC 37.01 Peers 34.35

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.

 

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

WPC is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WPC 7.55 Peers 8.23   WPC -8.32 Peers 10.01

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.

WPC is trading at a valuation on par with 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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