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How to buy Retail Properties of America stock

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Retail Properties of America, Inc is a reit-retail business based in the US. Retail Properties of America shares (RPAI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Retail Properties of America employs 214 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Retail Properties of America share price

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Retail Properties of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$2.73 - $11.98
50-day moving average $10.20
200-day moving average $7.95
Wall St. target price$11.07
PE ratio 180.8955
Dividend yield $0.276 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.07

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Is Retail Properties of America under- or over-valued?

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

Retail Properties of America's P/E ratio

Retail Properties of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 181x. In other words, Retail Properties of America shares trade at around 181x 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.

Retail Properties of America's EBITDA

Retail Properties of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $249 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Retail Properties of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Retail Properties of America financials

Revenue TTM $430 million
Operating margin TTM 20.57%
Gross profit TTM $293.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.53%
Return on equity TTM 0.9%
Profit margin 3.39%
Book value $7.39
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Retail Properties of America shares

There are currently 5.3 million Retail Properties of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Retail Properties of America's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% up from 5.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Retail Properties of America shares can be evaluated.

Retail Properties of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Retail Properties of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Retail Properties of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Retail Properties of America shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Retail Properties of America's SIR currently stands at 3.33. In other words for every 100,000 Retail Properties of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3330 shares are currently held short.

However Retail Properties of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Retail Properties of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Retail Properties of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Retail Properties of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Retail Properties of America shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0294% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Retail Properties of America shares, roughly 29 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 Retail Properties of America.

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Retail Properties of America share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.43% of net profits

Recently Retail Properties of America has paid out, on average, around 32.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Retail Properties of America shareholders could enjoy a 2.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Retail Properties of America's case, that would currently equate to about $0.276 per share.

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

Retail Properties of America's most recent dividend payout was on 7 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Retail Properties of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Retail Properties of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.7298 up to $11.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RPAI.US volatility(beta: 1.78)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 Retail Properties of America's is 1.7806. This would suggest that Retail Properties of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Retail Properties of America overview

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a REIT that owns and operates high quality, strategically located open-air shopping centers, including properties with a mixed-use component. As of September 30, 2020, the Company owned 102 retail operating properties in the United States representing 20. 0 million square feet. The Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI. .

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