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W. P. Carey Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. WPCarey shares (WPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WPCarey employs 188 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$49.11 - $74.40|
|50-day moving average||$70.59|
|200-day moving average||$68.75|
|Wall St. target price||$74.93|
|Dividend yield||$4.172 (5.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.60|
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Valuing WPCarey stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WPCarey's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WPCarey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, WPCarey shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
WPCarey's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a WPCarey's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||48.28%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.8 million WPCarey shares held short by investors – that's known as WPCarey's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 2.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WPCarey shares can be evaluated.
WPCarey's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WPCarey shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WPCarey shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). WPCarey's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 WPCarey shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.
However WPCarey's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WPCarey shares, or, against the total number of tradable WPCarey shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WPCarey's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WPCarey shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0185% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WPCarey shares, roughly 19 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 WPCarey.
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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 WPCarey.
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: 23.23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and WPCarey's overall score of 23.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like WPCarey 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: 8.59/100
WPCarey's environmental score of 8.59 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12/100
WPCarey's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.65/100
WPCarey's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||23.23|
|Total ESG percentile||17.46|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
Dividend payout ratio: 84.27% of net profits
Recently WPCarey has paid out, on average, around 84.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WPCarey shareholders could enjoy a 5.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WPCarey's case, that would currently equate to about $4.172 per share.
WPCarey'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.
WPCarey's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, WPCarey's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.1096 up to $74.4. 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 WPCarey's is 0.7518. This would suggest that WPCarey's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
W. P. Carey ranks among the largest net lease REITs with an enterprise value of approximately $18 billion and a diversified portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate that includes 1,215 net lease properties covering approximately 142 million square feet as of September 30, 2020. For nearly five decades, the company has invested in high-quality single-tenant industrial, warehouse, office, retail and self-storage properties subject to long-term net leases with built-in rent escalators. Its portfolio is located primarily in the U. S. and Northern and Western Europe and is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry.
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