Briefing From The Editor -- PLD Stock

Prologis logged a 1.2% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $124.18 per share.

Over the last year, Prologis logged a -0.0% change, with its stock price reaching a high of $136.67 and a low of $98.03. Over the same period, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index by -11.0%. As of April 2023, the company's 50-day average price was $123.06. Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. Based in San Francisco, CA, the large-cap Real Estate company has 2,466 full time employees. Prologis has offered a 2.7% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

The Business Has Operating Margins Consistently Higher Than the 25.46% industry Average:

2018-02-15 2019-02-13 2020-02-11 2021-02-11 2022-02-09 2023-02-14
Revenue (MM) $2,618 $2,804 $3,331 $4,439 $4,759 $5,974
Operating Margins 28% 30% 30% 32% 34% 38%
Net Margins 63.0% 59.0% 47.0% 33.0% 62.0% 56.0%
Net Income (MM) $1,652 $1,649 $1,573 $1,482 $2,940 $3,365
Net Interest Expense (MM) -$274 -$229 -$240 -$315 -$266 -$309
Depreciation & Amort. (MM) -$879 -$947 -$1,140 -$1,562 -$1,578 -$1,813
Earnings Per Share $2.97 $2.78 $2.39 $1.95 $3.84 $4.14
EPS Growth n/a -6.4% -14.03% -18.41% 96.92% 7.81%
Diluted Shares (MM) 552 590 655 754 765 812
Free Cash Flow (MM) $3,847 $4,849 $5,208 $4,326 $5,486 $6,830
Capital Expenditures (MM) -$2,159 -$3,045 -$2,944 -$1,389 -$2,490 -$2,703
Net Current Assets (MM) -$9,952 -$11,651 -$12,151 -$18,072 -$19,518 -$29,225
Long Term Debt (MM) $9,413 $11,090 $11,906 $16,849 $17,715 $23,876

Prologis has strong margins with a positive growth rate, healthy debt levels, and positive EPS growth. Furthermore, Prologis has weak revenue growth and a flat capital expenditure trend and irregular cash flows.

Prologis's Valuation Is in Line With Its Sector Averages:

Prologis has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 33.3, compared to an average of 24.81 for the Real Estate sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $2.8, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 44.0. The company doesn't issue forward earnings guidance, and the compound average growth rate of its last 6 years of reported EPS is 3.7%. On this basis, the company's PEG ratio is 8.91, which suggests that it is overpriced. In contrast, the market is likely undervaluing Prologis in terms of its equity because its P/B ratio is 2.15 while the sector average is 2.24. The company's shares are currently trading 52.4% above their Graham number.

Prologis Has an Average Rating of Buy:

The 21 analysts following Prologis have set target prices ranging from $128.0 to $162.0 per share, for an average of $142.81 with a buy rating. As of April 2023, the company is trading -13.8% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of some upside potential.

Prologis has a very low short interest because 1.4% of the company's shares are sold short. Institutions own 95.5% of the company's shares, and the insider ownership rate stands at 0.32%, suggesting a small amount of insider investors. The largest shareholder is Vanguard Group Inc, whose 13% stake in the company is worth $14,906,919,659.

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