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Whitestone REIT [NYSE:WSR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders frequently stay up to date regarding what leading market analysts think about a possible stock buy. As it relates to Whitestone REIT [WSR], the latest mean analyst recommendation that’s publicly available is from the fiscal three-month period ending in December. On average, stock market experts give WSR an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 71.07 to 154.06. This is compared to its latest closing price of $14.38.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Whitestone REIT [WSR] is sitting at 2.50. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.50.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Whitestone REIT [WSR] generated $0.03 billion in sales. That’s 2.65% higher than the average estimate of $0.03 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.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Wed 27 Feb (In 14 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Whitestone REIT [WSR]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Whitestone REIT [WSR] sitting at +7.24 and its Gross Margin at +44.25, this company’s Net Margin is now 11.20%. These measurements indicate that Whitestone REIT [WSR] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 0.99, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.90%. Its Return on Equity is 2.67, and its Return on Assets is 0.84. These metrics suggest that this Whitestone REIT 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, Whitestone REIT [WSR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 189.60. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 65.47, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 61.50. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 186.09, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 64.26. 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 33.42 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 11.30. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 8.97, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.56. Whitestone REIT [WSR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.63, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.76 and P/E Ratio of 59.75. 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, Whitestone REIT [WSR] earns $1,207,612 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.72 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.13.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Whitestone REIT [WSR] has 39.80M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $570.73M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 10.06 to 14.49. At its current price, it has moved by -1.04% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 42.54% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.20, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 60.12. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Whitestone REIT [WSR] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Whitestone REIT [WSR], 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.