W.P. Carey Inc

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WPC : NYSE : Financial
$64.82 -0.57 | -0.87%
Today's Range: 64.72 - 65.85
Avg. Daily Volume: 349,900
09/30/16 - 3:28 PM ET

Financial Analysis


W P CAREY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased 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 decreased by 7.41% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)233.7252.35
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)73.24123.87
Net Income ($mil)51.6663.35


Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)254.12310.75
Total Assets ($mil)8682.578967.6
Total Debt ($mil)4641.934544.51
Equity ($mil)3332.263598.95


Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin42.8263.2
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin31.3449.08
Sales Turnover0.120.11
Return on Assets2.091.77
Return on Equity5.454.4
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.580.56
Interest Expense46.7547.69
Interest Coverage1.572.6


Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)105.17104.38
Div / share0.980.95
EPS0.480.59
Book value / share31.6934.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume378610.0304935.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 61.50 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.19. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.97. 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 39.51 Peers 61.50   WPC 14.15 Peers 22.10

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 29.46 Peers 62.88   WPC 1.08 Peers 3.89

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 2.12 Peers 3.97   WPC 13.33 Peers 60.36

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 6.90 Peers 8.67   WPC 7.69 Peers 15.95

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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