Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme Stock Gives Every Indication Of Being Fairly Valued

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Apr 21, 2021
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The stock of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme (TSX:CAR.UN, 30-year Financials) is believed to be fairly valued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its future return will likely be higher. At its current price of C$55.72 per share and the market cap of C$9.6 billion, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme stock gives every indication of being fairly valued. GF Value for Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is shown in the chart below.

Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme GF Value Chart

Because Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is fairly valued, the long-term return of its stock is likely to be close to the rate of its business growth, which averaged 3.5% over the past three years and is estimated to grow 6.80% annually over the next three to five years.

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Investing in companies with poor financial strength has a higher risk of permanent loss of capital. Thus, it is important to carefully review the financial strength of a company before deciding whether to buy its stock. Looking at the cash-to-debt ratio and interest coverage is a great starting point for understanding the financial strength of a company. Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme has a cash-to-debt ratio of 0.02, which is worse than 80% of the companies in REITs industry. GuruFocus ranks the overall financial strength of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme at 4 out of 10, which indicates that the financial strength of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is poor. This is the debt and cash of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme over the past years:

debt and cash

It is less risky to invest in profitable companies, especially those with consistent profitability over long term. A company with high profit margins is usually a safer investment than those with low profit margins. Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme has been profitable 10 over the past 10 years. Over the past twelve months, the company had a revenue of C$882.6 million and earnings of C$5.387 a share. Its operating margin is 59.15%, which ranks better than 67% of the companies in REITs industry. Overall, the profitability of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is ranked 7 out of 10, which indicates fair profitability. This is the revenue and net income of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme over the past years:

Revnue and Net Income

One of the most important factors in the valuation of a company is growth. Long-term stock performance is closely correlated with growth according to GuruFocus research. Companies that grow faster create more value for shareholders, especially if that growth is profitable. The average annual revenue growth of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is 3.5%, which ranks better than 68% of the companies in REITs industry. The 3-year average EBITDA growth is -2.4%, which ranks in the middle range of the companies in REITs industry.

Another way to evaluate a company's profitability is to compare its return on invested capital (ROIC) to its weighted cost of capital (WACC). Return on invested capital (ROIC) measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the rate that a company is expected to pay on average to all its security holders to finance its assets. If the ROIC is higher than the WACC, it indicates that the company is creating value for shareholders. Over the past 12 months, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme's ROIC was 3.38, while its WACC came in at 5.68. The historical ROIC vs WACC comparison of Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme is shown below:

ROIC vs WACC

In summary, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme (TSX:CAR.UN, 30-year Financials) stock is believed to be fairly valued. The company's financial condition is poor and its profitability is fair. Its growth ranks in the middle range of the companies in REITs industry. To learn more about Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investme stock, you can check out its 30-year Financials here.

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