W. P. Carey Inc. [NYSE:WPC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Professional stock traders oftentimes make sure they verify what some leading Wall Street voices have to say about a potential buy. Currently, in relation to W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC], the latest Wall Street average recommendation we can view is from the fiscal quarter that will be ending in the month of December. On average, stock market experts give WPC an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 110.51 to 287.79. This is compared to its latest closing price of $75.63.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] is sitting at 3.12. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.14.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] generated $0.21 billion in sales. That’s 7.44% higher than the average estimate of $0.19 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that the company is performing better than market experts expected, boosting its appeal as a solid investment.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Fri 22 Feb (In 9 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] sitting at +25.01 and its Gross Margin at +54.85, this company’s Net Margin is now 36.20%. These measurements indicate that W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 2.76, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 4.70%. Its Return on Equity is 7.47, and its Return on Assets is 2.91. These metrics suggest that this W. P. Carey 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, W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 133.61. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 57.19, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 51.82. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 125.90, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 53.89. 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 34.76 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 6.74. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 19.91, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.36. W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.31, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 14.42 and P/E Ratio of 31.02. 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, W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] earns $4,142,527 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 1.55 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.10.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] has 160.34M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $12.08B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 59.23 to 75.73. At its current price, it has moved by -0.51% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 27.20% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.67, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 69.04. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC], 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.