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Boston Properties, Inc is a reit—office business based in the US. Boston Properties shares (BXP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Boston Properties employs 760 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Boston Properties's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$96.6, which is 33.74% down on its pre-crash value of USD$145.78 and 25.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$77.21.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Boston Properties shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$543.95 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$674.27.
|Latest market close||USD$96.6|
|52-week range||USD$71.57 - USD$147.83|
|50-day moving average||USD$83.2749|
|200-day moving average||USD$88.3683|
|Wall St. target price||USD$103.82|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.92 (5.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.525|
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|1 week (2020-11-24)||-7.50%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||33.41%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||13.17%|
|6 months (2020-06-01)||8.54%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||-30.27%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||-26.37%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||-24.01%|
|5 years (2015-12-01)||-23.74%|
Valuing Boston Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Boston Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Boston Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Boston Properties shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Boston Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 21.5224. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boston Properties's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Boston Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Boston Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||33.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.4%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$11.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.4 million Boston Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Boston Properties's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% down from 3.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Boston Properties shares can be evaluated.
Boston Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boston Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boston Properties shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Boston Properties's SIR currently stands at 2.49. In other words for every 100,000 Boston Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2490 shares are currently held short.
However Boston Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boston Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Boston Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boston Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boston Properties shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0254% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boston Properties shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Boston Properties.
Find out more about how you can short Boston Properties stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Boston Properties.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 19.41
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boston Properties's overall score of 19.41 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Boston Properties is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 8.82/100
Boston Properties's environmental score of 8.82 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 6.59/100
Boston Properties's social score of 6.59 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.51/100
Boston Properties's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boston Properties is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Boston Properties scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Boston Properties has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||19.41|
|Total ESG percentile||11.16|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 60.12% of net profits
Recently Boston Properties has paid out, on average, around 60.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boston Properties shareholders could enjoy a 5.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boston Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $3.92 per share.
Boston Properties's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Boston Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Boston Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.57 up to $147.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boston Properties's is 1.0143. This would suggest that Boston Properties's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) is the largest publicly-held developer and owner of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five markets - Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Company is a fully integrated real estate company, organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that develops, manages, operates, acquires and owns a diverse portfolio of primarily Class A office space. The Company's portfolio totals 51.2 million square feet and 195 properties, including nine properties under construction/redevelopment.
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