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Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [NYSE:PDM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give PDM an Hold rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $20.80, with the high estimate being $24.00, the low estimate being $16.00 and the median estimate amounting to $22.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $17.99.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] is sitting at 2.80. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.40.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] generated $0.13 billion in sales. That’s 3.75% higher than the average estimate of $0.13 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.

Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Wed 6 Feb (In 26 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] sitting at +10.45 and its Gross Margin at +27.29, this company’s Net Margin is now 10.10%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 1.51, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 2.20%. Its Return on Equity is 0.85, and its Return on Assets is 0.42. These metrics suggest that this Piedmont Office Realty Trust, 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, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 87.01. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 46.53, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 43.17. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 78.40, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 41.92. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 15.56 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.42. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 7.49, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.38. Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.41, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.74 and P/E Ratio of 43.76. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] earns $4,196,110 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 3.10 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.14.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] has 128.37M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $2.33B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 16.43 to 20.57. At its current price, it has moved by -11.67% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 10.56% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.68, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 56.89. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [PDM], 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.