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Established dividend payer and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Digital Realty Trust's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DLR is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DLR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: DLR underperformed the US REITs industry which returned 21.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DLR underperformed the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Digital Realty Trust's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) Must Be Happy With Their 88% Return
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDon't Ignore The Fact That This Insider Just Sold Some Shares In Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR)
2 months ago | Simply Wall StDid Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) Insiders Sell Shares?
Is Digital Realty Trust undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DLR ($146.19) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($182.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DLR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DLR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (144.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (47.2x).
PE vs Market: DLR is poor value based on its PE Ratio (144.4x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DLR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DLR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (1.8x).
How is Digital Realty Trust forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DLR's forecast earnings growth (19.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: DLR's earnings (19.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (18.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DLR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DLR's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DLR's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: DLR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.7%).
How has Digital Realty Trust performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DLR has a large one-off gain of $101.1M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: DLR's current net profit margins (6.8%) are lower than last year (15.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DLR's earnings have grown by 19.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DLR's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: DLR had negative earnings growth (-46.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the REITs industry average (-4.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DLR's Return on Equity (2%) is considered low.
How is Digital Realty Trust's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DLR's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: DLR's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($15.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DLR's debt to equity ratio (72%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DLR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 130.2% to 72% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DLR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (12.8%).
Interest Coverage: DLR's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).
What is Digital Realty Trust current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DLR's dividend (3.17%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.26%).
High Dividend: DLR's dividend (3.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DLR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: DLR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (89.7%), DLR's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: DLR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bill Stein (66 yo)
Mr. Arthur William Stein, also known as Bill, J.D., has been the Chief Executive Officer at Digital Realty Trust Inc. since November 2014. Mr. Stein also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Digital Re...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD12.34M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bill's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: DLR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: DLR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: DLR insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.8%.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
- Ticker: DLR
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Specialized REITs
- Sector: Real Estate
- Implied Market Cap: US$41.501b
- Market Cap: US$40.346b
- Shares outstanding: 289.17m
- Website: https://www.digitalrealty.com
Number of Employees
- Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
- Four Embarcadero Center
- Suite 3200
- San Francisco
- United States
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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