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Macerich Company [NYSE:MAC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders frequently keep their eyes on what Wall Street experts as it relates to a potential investment. For Macerich Company [MAC], the most recent analyst consensus recommendation available since its latest financial results for the quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give MAC an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 0.71 to 13.55. This is compared to its latest closing price of $43.77.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Macerich Company [MAC] is sitting at 2.89. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.72.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Macerich Company [MAC] generated $0.25 billion in sales. That’s 1.20% lower than the average estimate of $0.25 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 1 May (In 78 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Macerich Company [MAC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Macerich Company [MAC] sitting at +2.65 and its Gross Margin at +26.23, this company’s Net Margin is now 2.40%. 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 0.29, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.70%. Its Return on Equity is 2.77, and its Return on Assets is 0.99. These metrics suggest that this Macerich Company 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, Macerich Company [MAC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 181.71. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 64.50, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 59.39. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 181.71, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 64.50. 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 32.05 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 10.01. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 11.78, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.45.

Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 4.76 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.10.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Macerich Company [MAC] has 141.20M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $6.18B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 40.90 to 61.91. At its current price, it has moved by -29.19% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 7.19% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.89, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 40.20. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Macerich Company [MAC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Macerich Company [MAC], 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.