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Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW): The Best Of Both Worlds

Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW), there’s is a notable dividend payer with a a great track record of performance, trading at a discount. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, take a look at the report on Medical Properties Trust here.

Undervalued with solid track record and pays a dividend

Over the past year, MPW has grown its earnings by 37%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did MPW outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the REITs industry expansion, which generated a 5.0% earnings growth. This is an optimistic signal for the future. MPW’s share price is trading at below its true value, meaning that the market sentiment for the stock is currently bearish. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of MPW’s earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Also, relative to the rest of its peers with similar levels of earnings, MPW’s share price is trading below the group’s average. This further reaffirms that MPW is potentially undervalued.

NYSE:MPW Income Statement Export October 19th 18

MPW’s high dividend payments make it one of the best dividend stocks on the market, and it has also been able to maintain it at a level in which net income is able to cover dividend payments.

NYSE:MPW Historical Dividend Yield October 19th 18

Next Steps:

For Medical Properties Trust, I’ve compiled three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  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.