Did they just beat EPS? Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

Earnings results for Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 04/29/2021 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.42. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.37.

Medical Properties Trust last issued its earnings results on February 4th, 2021. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.21. The company earned $333.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $332.44 million. Its revenue for the quarter was up 30.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Medical Properties Trust has generated $1.30 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.9. Medical Properties Trust has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Thursday, April 29th, 2021.

Analyst Opinion on Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

8 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Medical Properties Trust in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $22.75, predicting that the stock has a possible upside of 1.11%. The high price target for MPW is $25.00 and the low price target for MPW is $20.00. There are currently 1 hold rating and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.”

Medical Properties Trust has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.88, and is based on 7 buy ratings, 1 hold rating, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $22.75, Medical Properties Trust has a forecasted upside of 1.1% from its current price of $22.50. Medical Properties Trust has only been the subject of 1 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

Medical Properties Trust is a leading dividend payer. It pays a dividend yield of 4.99%, putting its dividend yield in the top 25% of dividend-paying stocks. Medical Properties Trust has been increasing its dividend for 6 years. The dividend payout ratio of Medical Properties Trust is 86.15%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Medical Properties Trust will have a dividend payout ratio of 65.88% next year. This indicates that Medical Properties Trust will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW)

In the past three months, Medical Properties Trust insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $21,385,160.00 in company stock. Only 1.18% of the stock of Medical Properties Trust is held by insiders. 80.17% of the stock of Medical Properties Trust is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW

Earnings for Medical Properties Trust are expected to grow by 8.28% in the coming year, from $1.57 to $1.70 per share. The P/E ratio of Medical Properties Trust is 25.86, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 23.88. The P/E ratio of Medical Properties Trust is 25.86, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the Finance sector average P/E ratio of about 23.12. Medical Properties Trust has a PEG Ratio of 1.39. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Medical Properties Trust has a P/B Ratio of 1.66. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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