NYSE:STWD

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe.

Rewards

Trading at 4.9% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 4.06% per year

Earnings grew by 11.3% over the past year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 7.4%

Risk Analysis

Dividend of 7.4% is not well covered by earnings

Large one-off items impacting financial results

Shareholders have been diluted in the past year



Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Starwood Property Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: STWD has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.7%

STWD

1.9%

US Mortgage REITs

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

18.9%

STWD

7.2%

US Mortgage REITs

20.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: STWD exceeded the US Mortgage REITs industry which returned 7.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STWD underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STWDIndustryMarket
7 Day0.7%1.9%1.5%
30 Day2.1%4.0%1.4%
90 Day7.5%9.1%8.7%
1 Year28.9%18.9%19.0%7.2%22.7%20.1%
3 Year46.9%13.4%46.1%5.6%50.1%40.5%
5 Year63.9%5.7%74.0%-0.1%73.1%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Starwood Property Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Starwood Property Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

4.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: STWD ($25.94) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($27.26)

Significantly Below Fair Value: STWD is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: STWD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the Mortgage REITs industry average (13.1x).

PE vs Market: STWD is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US market (18.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: STWD is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STWD is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Mortgage REITs industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is Starwood Property Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

4.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: STWD's forecast earnings growth (4.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: STWD's earnings (4.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: STWD's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: STWD's revenue (13.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: STWD's revenue (13.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: STWD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Starwood Property Trust performed over the past 5 years?

-4.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STWD has a large one-off gain of $126.4M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: STWD's current net profit margins (63.2%) are higher than last year (56.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: STWD's earnings have declined by -4.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: STWD's earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-4.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: STWD earnings growth over the past year (11.3%) exceeded the Mortgage REITs industry 7.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: STWD's Return on Equity (9.3%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Starwood Property Trust's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: STWD has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: STWD's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 1x debt).


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: STWD's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if STWD has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: STWD reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if STWD has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: STWD has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if STWD has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is Starwood Property Trust's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

7.40%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company7.4%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage9.3%forecastin3Years7.4%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: STWD's dividend (7.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).

High Dividend: STWD's dividend (7.4%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: STWD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: STWD's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (125.1%), STWD's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: STWD's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (86.1% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Barry Sternlicht (58yo)

11.1yrs

Tenure

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Mr. Barry Stuart Sternlicht has been the Director at LOG Commercial Properties e Participações S.A. Mr. Sternlicht serves as the Director at Invitation Homes Inc.; Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. a ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Barry Sternlicht
Chairman & CEO11.1yrsno data2.46% $179.8m
Jeffrey DiModica
President & MD5.4yrsUS$4.40m0.11% $7.9m
Rina Paniry
CFO, Treasurer & Chief Accounting Officer5.8yrsUS$3.56m0.071% $5.2m
Andrew Sossen
COO, General Counsel8.6yrsUS$2.40m0.061% $4.5m
Zachary Tanenbaum
Director of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Mark Cagley
Chief Credit Officer4.7yrsno datano data
Dennis Schuh
Chief Originations Officer3.7yrsno datano data
Cary Carpenter
Managing Director0yrsno datano data
Denise Tait
President of Starwood Infrastructure Finance1.3yrsno datano data
Rich Highfield
President of Starwood Mortgage Capital0yrsno datano data

5.4yrs

Average Tenure

48.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: STWD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Barry Sternlicht
Chairman & CEO11.1yrsno data2.46% $179.8m
Strauss Zelnick
Independent Director11.1yrsUS$250.01k0.020% $1.5m
Jeffrey Dishner
Director11.1yrsno data0.12% $8.7m
Richard Bronson
Lead Independent Director0yrsUS$277.51k0.023% $1.7m
Lawrence Brown
Chairman of Starwood Mortgage Capital1.1yrsno datano data
Fred Ridley
Independent Director1.4yrsUS$161.26k0.0035% $256.7k
Camille Douglas
Independent Director10.1yrsUS$222.51k0.013% $931.7k
Solomon Kumin
Independent Director5.6yrsUS$220.01k0.011% $781.1k

10.1yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: STWD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
  • Ticker: STWD
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2009
  • Industry: Mortgage REITs
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$7.313b
  • Shares outstanding: 281.93m
  • Website: https://www.starwoodpropertytrust.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
  • 591 West Putnam Avenue
  • Greenwich
  • Connecticut
  • 6830
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
STWDNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2009
VSPDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 2009
0L9FLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDAug 2009
STWD *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNAug 2009

Biography

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe. It operates through four segments: Commercial and Residential Lending, Infrastructure Lending, Real Estate Property, and Real Estate Investing and Servicing. The Commercial and Residential Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial and residential first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments. The Infrastructure lending originates, acquires, finances, and manages infrastructure debt investments. The Real Estate Property segment acquires and manages equity interests in commercial real estate properties, including multi-family properties. The Real Estate Investing and Servicing segment manages and works out problem assets; acquires and manages unrated, investment grade, and non-investment grade rated CMBS, including subordinated interests of securitization and re-securitization transactions; originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling these loans into securitization transactions; and acquires commercial real estate assets. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 00:18
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.