Douglas Emmett, Inc. [NYSE: DEI] shares went higher by 0.98% from its previous closing of $41.75, now trading at the price of $42.16, also adding 0.41 points. Is DEI stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 2.04 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of DEI shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 165.68M float and a -4.51% run over in the last seven days. DEI share price has been hovering between $45.08 and $34.96 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Douglas Emmett, Inc. [NYSE:DEI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 34.96 to 45.08. This is compared to its latest closing price of $41.75.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Tue 11 Feb (In 29 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] sitting at +13.71 and its Gross Margin at +34.65, this company’s Net Margin is now 12.00%. These measurements indicate that Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 1.49, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 3.90%. Its Return on Equity is 4.77, and its Return on Assets is 1.40. These metrics suggest that this Douglas Emmett, 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, Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 172.08. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 63.25, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 50.04. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 1.79, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 166.02.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 28.70 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 7.51. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 12.56, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.37. Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.42, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 13.17 and P/E Ratio of 65.69. 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, Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] earns $1,298,891 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 236.77 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.11.

Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] has 175.69M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $7.41B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 34.96 to 45.08. At its current price, it has moved down by -6.48% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 20.59% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.67, which indicates that it is 1.70% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 41.65. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Douglas Emmett, Inc. [DEI], 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.