We've been asking ourselves recently if the market has placed a fair valuation on Kimco Realty. Let's dive into some of the fundamental values of this large-cap Real Estate company to determine if there might be an opportunity here for value-minded investors.
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Jericho, N. The company belongs to the Real Estate sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.81 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 2.24. In contrast, Kimco Realty has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 118.2 and a P/B ratio of 1.2.
P/B ratios are calculated by dividing the company's market value by its equity's book value. Equity refers to all of the company's assets minus its liabilities. Traditionally, a P/B ratio of around 1 shows that a company is fairly valued, but owing to consistently higher valuations in the modern era, investors generally compare against sector averages.
When we divide Kimco Realty's P/E ratio by its expected EPS growth rate of the next five years, we obtain its PEG ratio of -1.2. Since it's negative, the company actually has negative growth expectations, and most investors will probably avoid the stock unless it has an exceptionally low P/E and P/B ratio.