|Bid||59.71 x 800|
|Ask||60.10 x 1000|
|Day's Range||58.27 - 60.06|
|52 Week Range||38.00 - 76.68|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.72|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||52.60|
|Earnings Date||May 03, 2021 - May 07, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.81 (4.69%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 26, 2021|
|1y Target Est||69.59|
If you need a regular stream of income, then these three monthly-pay REITs should be on your short list today. Here's why.
The past year has been incredibly rough for financial stocks, especially real estate investment trusts (REITs). REITs with retail exposure fared the worst, especially mall REITs. The triple-net REITs like Realty Income (NYSE: O) fared better since more of their tenants were considered essential businesses and were able to remain open during the lockdowns.
Shares of Realty Income (NYSE:O) rose by 0.49% in the past three months. Before we understand the importance of debt, let us look at how much debt Realty Income has. Realty Income's Debt According to the Realty Income's most recent balance sheet as reported on February 23, 2021, total debt is at $8.82 billion, with $549.72 million in long-term debt and $8.27 billion in current debt. Adjusting for $824.48 million in cash-equivalents, the company has a net debt of $7.99 billion. Let's define some of the terms we used in the paragraph above. Current debt is the portion of a company's debt which is due within 1 year, while long-term debt is the portion due in more than 1 year. Cash equivalents include cash and any liquid securities with maturity periods of 90 days or less. Total debt equals current debt plus long-term debt minus cash equivalents. To understand the degree of financial leverage a company has, investors look at the debt ratio. Considering Realty Income's $20.74 billion in total assets, the debt-ratio is at 0.43. As a rule of thumb, a debt-ratio more than one indicates that a considerable portion of debt is funded by assets. A higher debt-ratio can also imply that the company might be putting itself at risk for default, if interest rates were to increase. However, debt-ratios vary widely across different industries. A debt ratio of 35% might be higher for one industry and average for another. Why Investors Look At Debt? Debt is an important factor in the capital structure of a company, and can help it attain growth. Debt usually has a relatively lower financing cost than equity, which makes it an attractive option for executives. Interest-payment obligations can impact the cash-flow of the company. Having financial leverage also allows companies to use additional capital for business operations, allowing equity owners to retain excess profit, generated by the debt capital. Looking for stocks with low debt-to-equity ratios? Check out Benzinga Pro, a market research platform which provides investors with near-instantaneous access to dozens of stock metrics - including debt-to-equity ratio. Click here to learn more. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaEarnings Scheduled For February 22, 2021© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.