Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE:MGP) is one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts, whose diverse amenities include casino gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment and retail offerings.



Average dividend payer and fair value.

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Share Price & News

How has MGM Growth Properties's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return






US Market

1 Year Return






US Market

Return vs Industry: MGP underperformed the US REITs industry which returned 21.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MGP exceeded the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.2%0.9%0.07%
30 Day-0.3%2.2%-0.3%
90 Day7.4%7.9%-1.6%
1 Year18.5%11.3%27.0%21.8%11.3%8.9%
3 Year43.1%19.6%37.5%20.2%46.3%36.8%
5 Yearn/a65.5%30.4%62.1%44.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is MGM Growth Properties's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is MGM Growth Properties 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: MGP ($30.79) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($52.99)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MGP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MGP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.3x) compared to the REITs industry average (37.3x).

PE vs Market: MGP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (38.3x) compared to the US market (17.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MGP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MGP is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US REITs industry average (2.1x).

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Future Growth

How is MGM Growth Properties forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MGP's forecast earnings growth (9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: MGP's earnings (9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: MGP's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MGP's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.6% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MGP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.5%).

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Past Performance

How has MGM Growth Properties performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MGP's earnings have grown significantly by 73.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MGP's earnings growth over the past year (30.7%) is below its 5-year average (73.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MGP earnings growth over the past year (30.7%) exceeded the REITs industry 16.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: MGP's Return on Equity (4%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: MGP's Return on Assets is below or equal to the REITs industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: MGP's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is MGM Growth Properties'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: MGP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: MGP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: MGP's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

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

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

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

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

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

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What is MGM Growth Properties's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: MGP's dividend (6.11%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: MGP's dividend (6.11%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.68%)

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, MGP has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MGP's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (88.7%), MGP's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MGP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (0.3% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of MGM Growth Properties's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average board tenure


James Stewart (53yo)





Mr. James C. Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of MGM Growth Properties LLC since April 2016. Mr. Stewart serves as Chief Executive Officer of MGP Finance Co-Issuer, Inc. and MGM Growth Properties Operati ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: James's total compensation ($USD3.54M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.88M).

Compensation vs Earnings: James's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MGP's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

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

Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$62,27829 May 19
Robert Smith
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Max PriceUS$31.14

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • James Stewart (53yo)

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.54m
  • Andy Chien (43yo)

    CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.43m
  • Andrew Hagopian


    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Knicks Lau


    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Jim Murren (57yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Tom Roberts (72yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$261.88k
  • Bill Hornbuckle (61yo)


    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • Dan Taylor (62yo)


    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$202.50k
  • Mike Rietbrock (50yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$212.50k
  • Bob Smith (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$212.50k
  • John McManus (52yo)


    • Tenure: 3.6yrs

Company Information

MGM Growth Properties LLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • Ticker: MGP
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Hotel and Resort REITs
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Implied Market Cap: US$8.906b
  • Market Cap: US$2.857b
  • Shares outstanding: 292.47m
  • Website: https://www.mgmgrowthproperties.com


  • MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • 1980 Festival Plaza Drive
  • Suite 750
  • Las Vegas
  • Nevada
  • 89135
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MGPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass A SharesUSUSDApr 2016
293DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass A SharesDEEURApr 2016


MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE:MGP) is one of the leading publicly traded real estate investment trusts engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisu ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/23 00:37
End of Day Share Price2019/10/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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