Thinking of Investing in VTR? What Our Analysts Know.

Now trading at a price of $43.58, Ventas has moved -1.0% so far today. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%. Read below for a basic value analysis of Ventas.

Ventas shares moved -29.2% over the last 52 weeks, with a high of $63.46 and a low of $35.33. During this time, the stock lagged the S&P 500 index by -18.0%. As of January 2022, the company's 50-day average price is $48.34. Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries – healthcare and real estate. As one of the world's foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population. The large-cap Real Estate company has 451 full time employees and is based in Chicago, IL. Ventas has returned a 4.1% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

The Company Is Leveraged to Dangerous Levels:

2019-12-31 2020-12-31 2021-12-31 2022-12-31
Revenue (MM) $3,873 $3,795 $3,828 $4,129
Revenue Growth n/a -2.0% 0.86% 7.87%
Operating Margins 22.0% 15.6% 11.0% 11.7%
Operating Margins Growth n/a -29.09% -29.49% 6.36%
Earnings Per Share $1.17 $1.17 $0.13 -$0.1
EPS Growth n/a 0.0% -88.89% -176.92%
Diluted Shares (MM) 370 377 386 400
Free Cash Flow (MM) $877 $922 $593 $666
FCF Growth n/a 5.06% -35.63% 12.3%
Capital Expenditures (MM) -$561 -$529 -$433 -$454
Net Debt / EBITDA 6.23 6.66 7.4 7.31

Ventas has negative earnings for the current period, so its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is not meaningful. But based on its EPS guidance of 0.09, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 484.2. In contrast, the Real Estate sector's average P/E ratio is 24.81.

On the other hand, Ventas is possibly undervalued in terms of its net assets because its P/B ratio is 1.7 compared to its sector average of 2.24.

Ventas Is the Subject of Mixed Market Indicators:

17 analysts are following Ventas and have set target prices ranging from $45.0 to $60.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At the current price of $43.58, VTR is trading -17.97% away from its average analyst target price of $53.12 per share, implying an analyst consensus of some upside potential for the stock.

The company has an average amount of shares sold short since 3.2% of the company's shares are tied to short positions. Institutions own 98.5% of Ventas's shares, while the insider ownership rate stands at 0.51%. The biggest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc. with a 16% stake in the company worth approximately $2,852,647,752.

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