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Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) GF Value Rank

: 4 (As of Today)
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Medical Properties Trust has the GF Value Rank of 4.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the REIT - Healthcare Facilities subindustry, Medical Properties Trust's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Medical Properties Trust GF Value Rank Distribution

For the REITs industry and Real Estate sector, Medical Properties Trust's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Medical Properties Trust's GF Value Rank falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the GF Value Rank's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.

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Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) Business Description

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1000 Urban Center Drive, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL, USA, 35242
Medical Properties Trust Inc is a healthcare facility REIT. The company operates one segment, which owns and leases healthcare facilities. The vast majority of Medical's revenue is generated in the United States, followed by Germany and the United Kingdom. The company considers merger and acquisition investment as a component of its operational growth strategy. It provides financing for a variety of facilities that require funds for acquisitions, sale-leasebacks, new developments, and expansion projects.
Larry H Portal officer: SVP, Senior Advisor to the CEO 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Rosa Handley Hooper officer: SVP of Operations & Asst. Sec. 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Emily Webster Murphy director 601 N FAIRFAX ST, ALEXANDRIA VA 22314
Caterina Ardon Mozingo director PO BOX 33, MONTGOMERY AL 36101-0033
Elizabeth N Pitman director 1901 SIXTH AVE NORTH, SUITE 1400, BIRMINGHAM AL 35203
James Kevin Hanna officer: VP, Controller, and CAO 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Thompson C Reynolds Iii director 227 WEST TRADE STREET, SUITE 900, CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Daniel Paul Sparks director 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Emmett E Mclean officer: EVP, Secretary, and COO 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Sherry A Kellett director
Robert E Holmes director 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Virginia A Clarke director 1000 URBAN CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 501, BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Bryan L Goolsby director
Orr L Glenn Jr director P O BOX 5176, WINSTON SALEM NC 27113
G Steven Dawson director CIRA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET, 17TH FLOOR, PHILADELPHIA PA 19104-2870