American Assets Trust, Inc (AAT) is a leading reit-diversified business based in the US. American Assets Trust is listed on the NYSE and employs 199 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$19.6681 - $46.4315|
|50-day moving average||$28.8167|
|200-day moving average||$26.4853|
|Wall St. target price||$29.85|
|Dividend yield||$1 (3.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.629|
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Valuing American Assets Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Assets Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Assets Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, American Assets Trust shares trade at around 46x 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.
American Assets Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 21.85. 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 American Assets Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Assets Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $205.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Assets Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$359 million|
|Operating margin TTM||28.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$237.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.77%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 995,473 American Assets Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as American Assets Trust's "short interest". This figure is 40.7% up from 707,321 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Assets Trust shares can be evaluated.
American Assets Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Assets Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Assets Trust shares traded daily (recently around 278843.97759104). American Assets Trust's SIR currently stands at 3.57. In other words for every 100,000 American Assets Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3570 shares are currently held short.
However American Assets Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Assets Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Assets Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Assets Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Assets Trust shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0293% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Assets Trust 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 American Assets Trust.
Find out more about how you can short American Assets Trust stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 49.02% of net profits
Recently American Assets Trust has paid out, on average, around 49.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Assets Trust shareholders could enjoy a 3.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Assets Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.
While American Assets Trust's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that American Assets Trust may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
American Assets Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 24 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, American Assets Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.6681 up to $46.4315. 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 American Assets Trust's is 1.2122. This would suggest that American Assets Trust'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).
American Assets Trust, Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, headquartered in San Diego, California. The company has over 50 years of experience in acquiring, improving, developing and managing premier office, retail, and residential properties throughout the United States in some of the nation's most dynamic, high-barrier-to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Hawaii. The company's office portfolio comprises approximately 3.4 million rentable square feet, and its retail portfolio comprises approximately 3.1 million square feet. In addition, the company owns one mixed-use property (including approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail space and a 369-room all-suite hotel) and 2,112 multifamily units. In 2011, the company was formed to succeed to the real estate business of American Assets, Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1967 and, as such, has significant experience, long-standing relationships and extensive knowledge of its core markets, submarkets and asset classes.
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