Why Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) Could Be Your Next Investment

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW), it is a highly-regarded dividend payer with a a great history of performance, trading at a great value. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Medical Properties Trust here.

Outstanding track record, undervalued and pays a dividend

Over the past few years, MPW has more than doubled its earnings, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. The strong earnings growth is reflected in impressive double-digit 23% return to shareholders, which is an optimistic signal for the future. MPW is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company’s expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts’ consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the reits industry, MPW is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that MPW is potentially underpriced.

NYSE:MPW Income Statement Export November 20th 18
NYSE:MPW Income Statement Export November 20th 18

MPW’s high dividend payments make it one of the best dividend stocks on the market, and its profitability ensures that dividends are well-covered by its net income.

NYSE:MPW Historical Dividend Yield November 20th 18
NYSE:MPW Historical Dividend Yield November 20th 18

Next Steps:

For Medical Properties Trust, I’ve compiled three key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MPW’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MPW’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are MPW’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of MPW? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.