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LTC Properties, Inc is a reit—healthcare facilities business based in the US. LTC Properties shares (LTC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. LTC Properties employs 22 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$157.8 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, LTC Properties's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$38.1, which is 23.29% down on its pre-crash value of USD$49.67 and 55.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$24.49.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of LTC Properties shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$562.39 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$818.77.
|Latest market close||USD$38.1|
|52-week range||USD$23.321 - USD$48.0898|
|50-day moving average||USD$35.3606|
|200-day moving average||USD$36.5908|
|Wall St. target price||USD$35.38|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.28 (6.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.285|
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|1 week (2020-11-17)||-0.10%|
|1 month (2020-10-23)||9.48%|
|3 months (2020-08-25)||4.24%|
|6 months (2020-05-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-25)||-17.48%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||-15.01%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||-18.31%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||-9.93%|
Valuing LTC Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of LTC Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
LTC 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 16x. In other words, LTC Properties shares trade at around 16x 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.
LTC Properties's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.41. 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 LTC 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.
LTC Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$122.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a LTC Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$157.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||52.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$168 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.53%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 652,040 LTC Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as LTC Properties's "short interest". This figure is 27.8% down from 902,954 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting LTC Properties shares can be evaluated.
LTC Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of LTC Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of LTC Properties shares traded daily (recently around 237105.45454545). LTC Properties's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 LTC Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.
However LTC Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of LTC Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable LTC Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case LTC Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 LTC Properties shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0258% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable LTC Properties shares, roughly 26 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 LTC Properties.
Find out more about how you can short LTC Properties stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 32.2% of net profits
Recently LTC Properties has paid out, on average, around 32.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), LTC Properties shareholders could enjoy a 6.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In LTC Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $2.28 per share.
While LTC Properties's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that LTC Properties may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
LTC Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
LTC Properties's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 1 October 1998. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your LTC Properties shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for LTC Properties shares which in turn could have impacted LTC Properties's share price.
Over the last 12 months, LTC Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.321 up to $48.0898. 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 LTC Properties's is 0.8405. This would suggest that LTC Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
LTC is a real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in seniors housing and health care properties primarily through sale-leasebacks, mortgage financing, joint-ventures and structured finance solutions including preferred equity and mezzanine lending. LTC holds 181 investments in 27 states with 29 operating partners. The portfolio is comprised of approximately 50% seniors housing and 50% skilled nursing properties.
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