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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [NYSE:ARI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Expert stock traders often make certain they pay attention what leading Wall Street analysts think regarding a potential stock purchase. As it relates to Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] currently, the latest ratings from Wall St. experts that can be seen publicly is related to the fiscal quarter that’s scheduled to end in December. On average, stock market experts give ARI an Hold rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $18.79, with the high estimate being $19.25, the low estimate being $18.00 and the median estimate amounting to $19.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $17.35.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] is sitting at 2.67. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.67.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] generated $0.08 billion in sales. That’s 1.69% lower than the average estimate of $0.08 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Wed 13 Feb (In 34 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] sitting at +61.90 and its Gross Margin at +89.02, this company’s Net Margin is now 47.70%. These measurements indicate that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 4.81, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 5.10%. Its Return on Equity is 9.46, and its Return on Assets is 5.02. These metrics suggest that this Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 91.74. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 47.85, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 46.86. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 91.75, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 47.85. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 23.05 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 7.33. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 11.83, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.52. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.95, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.59 and P/E Ratio of 11.94. These metrics all suggest that Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 13.60 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.08.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] has 132.35M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $2.32B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 16.41 to 19.57. At its current price, it has moved by -10.58% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 6.64% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.65, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 47.25. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. [ARI], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.