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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
WPC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 658 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. WPC: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WPC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.40
WPC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 682 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WPC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WPC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.4
0.38
0.69
Interest Coverage 1.86
WPC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 656 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. WPC: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WPC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 5.18 Max: 7.52
Current: 1.86
1.14
7.52
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -3.15
WACC vs ROIC
6.97%
4.24%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 35.78
WPC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 688 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 49.17 vs. WPC: 35.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WPC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15  Med: 36.63 Max: 47.86
Current: 35.78
15
47.86
Net-margin (%) 27.72
WPC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 689 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.03 vs. WPC: 27.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WPC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.63  Med: 29.05 Max: 44.91
Current: 27.72
17.63
44.91
ROE (%) 7.95
WPC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 694 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WPC: 7.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WPC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.61  Med: 11.34 Max: 21.27
Current: 7.95
4.61
21.27
ROA (%) 3.12
WPC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 698 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. WPC: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WPC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 6.4 Max: 10.56
Current: 3.12
1.98
10.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.31
WPC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 574 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. WPC: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.31  Med: 19.28 Max: 34.9
Current: 8.31
8.31
34.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
WPC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 473 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. WPC: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 5.7 Max: 21.5
Current: 6.3
-5.1
21.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.00
WPC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 428 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. WPC: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: 7 Max: 32.1
Current: 18
-11.2
32.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.70
WPC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 355 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. WPC: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.5  Med: 0.65 Max: 29.3
Current: -3.7
-21.5
29.3
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Q1 2016

WPC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified    NAICS: 531190    SIC: 6798
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W P Carey Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. Its services include long-term sale-leaseback & build-to-suit financing for companies. Its properties are industrial, warehouse/distribution, & office or retail facilities.

W.P. Carey Inc was formed as a corporation under the laws of Maryland on February 15, 2012. The Company is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. The Company operates under two primary reportable segments, Real Estate Ownership and Investment Management. In Real Estate Ownership segment, the Company own and invest in commercial properties in the U.S. and Europe that are then leased to companies. In Investment Management segment, the Company performs various services, including but not limited to the day-to-day management of the Managed REITs and transaction-related services. In Investment Management segment, it faces competition in raising funds for investment by the Managed REITs, from other funds with similar investment objectives that seek to raise funds from investors through publicly registered, non-traded funds, publicly-traded funds and private funds, such as hedge funds. The Company's operations are subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.02
WPC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 598 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. WPC: 24.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WPC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.15  Med: 18.48 Max: 68.16
Current: 24.02
9.15
68.16
PE(NRI) 31.84
WPC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 600 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. WPC: 31.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WPC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.63  Med: 19.03 Max: 56.21
Current: 31.84
9.63
56.21
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 72.48
WPC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 287 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. WPC: 72.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WPC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.74  Med: 25.47 Max: 321.46
Current: 72.48
10.74
321.46
P/B 1.92
WPC's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 686 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WPC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WPC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.88 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.92
1.14
2.89
P/S 6.61
WPC's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 660 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. WPC: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WPC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 5.71 Max: 9.86
Current: 6.61
3.04
9.86
POCF 12.79
WPC's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 563 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.57 vs. WPC: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WPC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.42  Med: 16.79 Max: 44.24
Current: 12.79
9.42
44.24
EV-to-EBIT 25.60
WPC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 599 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.47 vs. WPC: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WPC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 14.8 Max: 49.5
Current: 25.6
7.6
49.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.69
WPC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 619 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.26 vs. WPC: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WPC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 11.5 Max: 32.4
Current: 14.69
6.6
32.4
PEG 2.90
WPC's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 216 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WPC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WPC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 3.56 Max: 16.12
Current: 2.9
0.77
16.12
Shiller P/E 26.94
WPC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 192 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. WPC: 26.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WPC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.78  Med: 22.01 Max: 37.52
Current: 26.94
11.78
37.52
Current Ratio 0.60
WPC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 651 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WPC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WPC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.6
0.13
0.69
Quick Ratio 0.60
WPC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 651 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. WPC: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WPC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.6
0.13
0.69
Days Sales Outstanding 19.22
WPC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
50% of the 482 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. WPC: 19.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WPC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 54.32 Max: 122.51
Current: 19.22
13.85
122.51

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.41
WPC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 900 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. WPC: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WPC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 5.89 Max: 10.93
Current: 6.41
3.44
10.93
Dividend Payout 2.04
WPC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
81% of the 702 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WPC: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WPC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.04
0.58
2.8
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.10
WPC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 363 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WPC: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WPC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.45 Max: 19
Current: 16.1
0
19
Forward Dividend Yield 6.51
WPC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 900 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. WPC: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.23
WPC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 898 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. WPC: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WPC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 12.16 Max: 22.56
Current: 13.23
7.1
22.56
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -15.10
WPC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 404 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. WPC: -15.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WPC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.8  Med: -2.8 Max: 0.2
Current: -15.1
-37.8
0.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.29
WPC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 677 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WPC: 4.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WPC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 2.17 Max: 5.28
Current: 4.29
0.85
5.28
Price/Projected FCF 4.95
WPC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 264 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WPC: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WPC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.88 Max: 7.5
Current: 4.95
0.91
7.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
WPC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WPC: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WPC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.17
0.66
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.76
WPC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 123 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WPC: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WPC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 2.24 Max: 5.92
Current: 3.76
0.75
5.92
Price/Graham Number 2.47
WPC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 540 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WPC: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WPC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.47
0.66
3.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.89
WPC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 659 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WPC: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 6.8 Max: 13.2
Current: 3.89
2
13.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.15
WPC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 368 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. WPC: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WPC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: 9.05 Max: 23.5
Current: 6.15
-5
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $978.0
EPS (TTM) $ 2.53
Beta0.87
Short Percentage of Float2.17%
52-Week Range $51.12 - 72.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)106.28
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