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VEREIT, Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. VEREIT shares (VER) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VEREIT employs 160 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.
|52-week range||USD$16.7156 - USD$44.9044|
|50-day moving average||USD$36.3309|
|200-day moving average||USD$35.1724|
|Wall St. target price||USD$40.69|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.145 (5.6%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.194|
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Valuing VEREIT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of VEREIT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
VEREIT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, VEREIT shares trade at around 33x 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.
VEREIT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$995.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a VEREIT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||45.49%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.44%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.6%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$8.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.6 million VEREIT shares held short by investors – that's known as VEREIT's "short interest". This figure is 13.8% down from 5.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting VEREIT shares can be evaluated.
VEREIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VEREIT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VEREIT shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). VEREIT's SIR currently stands at 2.37. In other words for every 100,000 VEREIT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2370 shares are currently held short.
However VEREIT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VEREIT shares, or, against the total number of tradable VEREIT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VEREIT's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VEREIT shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VEREIT 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 VEREIT.
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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 VEREIT.
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: 21.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and VEREIT's overall score of 21.73 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like VEREIT 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: 7.27/100
VEREIT's environmental score of 7.27 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VEREIT is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.16/100
VEREIT's social score of 8.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VEREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 9.8/100
VEREIT's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that VEREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. VEREIT scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that VEREIT hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.73|
|Total ESG percentile||18.8|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 326.63% of net profits
Recently VEREIT has paid out, on average, around 326.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VEREIT shareholders could enjoy a 4.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VEREIT's case, that would currently equate to about $2.145 per share.
VEREIT'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.
VEREIT'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").
VEREIT's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 18 December 2020. So if you had owned 5 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 VEREIT shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for VEREIT shares which in turn could have impacted VEREIT's share price.
Over the last 12 months, VEREIT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.7156 up to $44.9044. 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 VEREIT's is 1.1323. This would suggest that VEREIT'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).
VEREIT is a full-service real estate operating company which owns and manages one of the largest portfolios of single-tenant commercial properties in the U.S. The Company has total real estate investments of $14.6 billion including approximately 3,800 properties and 88.9 million square feet. VEREIT's business model provides equity capital to creditworthy corporations in return for long-term leases on their properties. VEREIT is a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. VEREIT uses, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website, which can be found at www.VEREIT.com, as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.
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