W.P. Carey Inc. REIT (WPC): Price and Financial Metrics

W.P. Carey Inc. REIT (WPC): $79.43

0.81 (+1.03%)

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  • WPC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 81.53% of US stocks.
  • WPC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • WPC's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 14.88% of US stocks).

WPC Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of W P Carey Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 7.96% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for W P Carey Inc is higher than it is for about 93.06% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WPC is more volatile than merely 5.13% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to W P Carey Inc are PNW, AEE, DPZ, EVRG, and ETR.
  • WPC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit W P Carey Inc's official web site, go to www.wpcarey.com.

WPC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Real Estate stock, WPC's price/sales ratio is 75.94% higher, now standing at 11.7.
  • WPC's price/sales ratio has moved up 6.2 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, WPC's price/sales ratio has gone up 6.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WPC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WPC 2021-04-26 10.7 1.9 28.4 30.0
WPC 2014-11-25 8.9 1.8 30.5 26.1
WPC 2013-06-13 10.8 2.3 70.8 46.5
WPC 2012-03-21 5.5 2.7 13.2 12.1
WPC 2005-10-20 4.5 1.7 16.4 9.8
WPC 2005-04-28 4.9 1.8 17.4 10.6

WPC Growth Metrics

  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 95.65%.
  • The 2 year price growth rate now stands at -2.65%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -8.89%.
Over the past 67 months, WPC's revenue has gone up $290,021,000.

The table below shows WPC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 1,211.486 810.285 440.903
2020-12-31 1,209.319 801.538 455.359
2020-09-30 1,213.175 791.176 450.159
2020-06-30 1,228.761 823.968 342.101
2020-03-31 1,243.442 848.928 302.839
2019-12-31 1,232.766 812.077 305.243

WPC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WPC, see our WPC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $79.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.83 (Hold)

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WPC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $79.43 52-week high $79.92
Prev. close $78.62 52-week low $60.68
Day low $78.59 Volume 458,300
Day high $79.60 Avg. volume 991,165
50-day MA $76.70 Dividend yield 5.29%
200-day MA $71.12 Market Cap 14.27B

W.P. Carey Inc. REIT (WPC) Company Bio

W.P. Carey Inc. invests in commercial properties that are generally triple-net leased to single corporate tenants including office, warehouse, industrial, logistics, retail, hotel, R&D, and self-storage properties. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in New York, New York.

WPC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$79.43$10.39 -86%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for W P Carey Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that W P Carey Inc ranked in the 15th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for W P Carey Inc ended up being:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 4.99 years comes in at -0.03%; that's greater than just 18.49% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • W P Carey Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 8.39% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than only 14.54% of stocks in its sector (Real Estate).

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Real Estate that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WPC, try GBCS, PSB, SELF, BRX, and CSGP.

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WPC Price Returns

1-mo 4.23%
3-mo 9.74%
6-mo 21.65%
1-year 26.93%
3-year 45.40%
5-year 49.60%
YTD 15.79%
2020 -5.99%
2019 28.84%
2018 1.08%
2017 23.88%
2016 6.57%

WPC Dividends

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