Ventas logged a -2.2% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $45.35 per share.
Ventas returned losses of -13.0% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $54.69 and a low of $35.33. Over the same period, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index by -19.0%. As of April 2023, the company's 50-day average price was $45.01. Ventas Inc., an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two large and dynamic industries healthcare and real estate. Based in Chicago, IL, the large-cap Real Estate company has 451 full time employees. Ventas has offered a 3.9% dividend yield over the last 12 months.
The Business Is Unprofitable and Its Balance Sheet Is Highly Leveraged:
|Net Income (MM)||$433||$439||$49||-$47|
|Net Interest Income||-$451,662||-$469,541||-$440,089||-$467,557|
|Depreciation & Amort.||-$1,068,605||-$1,130,482||-$1,215,112||-$1,197,798|
|Earnings Per Share||$1.17||$1.17||$0.13||-$0.15|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||370||377||386||400|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$877||$922||$593||$666|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$561||-$529||-$433||-$454|
|Net Current Assets (MM)||-$13,205||-$12,584||-$13,017||-$13,183|
|Long Term Debt (MM)||$12,159||$11,895||$12,028||$12,297|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||6.8||6.01||7.15||7.87|
Ventas has weak operating margins with a negative growth trend, declining EPS growth, and a highly leveraged balance sheet. On the other hand, the company has consistent free cash flow working in its favor. Furthermore, Ventas has stable revenues and decreasing reinvestment in the business.
Ventas does not have a meaningful trailing P/E ratio since its earnings per share are currently in the red. Based on its EPS guidance of $0.36, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 125.0. In comparison, the average P/E ratio for the Real Estate sector is 24.81. On the other hand, the market is undervaluing Ventas in terms of its equity because its P/B ratio is 1.81. In comparison, the sector average is 2.24.
Ventas Has an Average Rating of Buy:
The 18 analysts following Ventas have set target prices ranging from $45.0 to $80.0 per share, for an average of $53.94 with a buy rating. As of April 2023, the company is trading -16.6% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of some upside potential.
Ventas has an average amount of shares sold short because 2.6% of the company's shares are sold short. Institutions own 98.5% of the company's shares, and the insider ownership rate stands at 0.54%, suggesting a small amount of insider investors. The largest shareholder is the Vanguard Group, Inc., whose 16% stake in the company is worth $2,983,470,734.