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Farmland Partners Inc is a reit-specialty business based in the US. Farmland Partners shares (FPI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Farmland Partners employs 12 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$54.7 million.

How to buy shares in Farmland Partners

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Farmland Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FPI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Farmland Partners reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$8.41, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Farmland Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Farmland Partners. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Farmland Partners share price

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Farmland Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$8.41
52-week rangeUSD$4.9345 - USD$9.03
50-day moving average USD$8.1585
200-day moving average USD$7.0976
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.88
PE ratio 135
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (2.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.054

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Is it a good time to buy Farmland Partners stock?

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Farmland Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.41 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) -18.19%
1 month (2020-12-23) -1.18%
3 months (2020-10-22) 24.41%
6 months (2020-07-22) 17.62%
1 year (2020-01-22) 23.86%
2 years (2019-01-22) 54.03%
3 years (2018-01-22) 0.12%
5 years (2016-01-22) 10.2

Is Farmland Partners under- or over-valued?

Valuing Farmland Partners stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Farmland Partners's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Farmland Partners's P/E ratio

Farmland Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 135x. In other words, Farmland Partners shares trade at around 135x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Farmland Partners's EBITDA

Farmland Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$35.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Farmland Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Farmland Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$54.7 million
Operating margin TTM 49.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$44.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.57%
Return on equity TTM 1.95%
Profit margin 18.8%
Book value $9.57
Market capitalisation USD$250.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Farmland Partners shares

There are currently 1.8 million Farmland Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Farmland Partners's "short interest". This figure is 20.4% down from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Farmland Partners shares can be evaluated.

Farmland Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Farmland Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Farmland Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Farmland Partners shares traded daily (recently around 190499.34711643). Farmland Partners's SIR currently stands at 9.19. In other words for every 100,000 Farmland Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9190 shares are currently held short.

However Farmland Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Farmland Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable Farmland Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Farmland Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Farmland Partners shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0699% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Farmland Partners shares, roughly 70 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Farmland Partners.

Find out more about how you can short Farmland Partners stock.

Farmland Partners share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.72% of net profits

Recently Farmland Partners has paid out, on average, around 37.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Farmland Partners shareholders could enjoy a 2.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Farmland Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Farmland Partners's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Farmland Partners may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Farmland Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Farmland Partners's shares ever split?

Farmland Partners's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 17 October 2014. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Farmland Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Farmland Partners shares which in turn could have impacted Farmland Partners's share price.

Farmland Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Farmland Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.9345 up to $9.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FPI.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Farmland Partners's is 0.8457. This would suggest that Farmland Partners's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Farmland Partners overview

Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire high-quality North American farmland and makes loans to farmers secured by farm real estate. As of the date of this release, the Company owns approximately 155,000 acres in 16 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota and Virginia. We have approximately 26 crop types and over 100 tenants. The Company elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with the taxable year ended December 31, 2014.

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