Stock in Focus: Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)

Company Profile:

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT’s financing model helps facilitate acquisitions and recapitalizations and allows operators of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their real estate assets to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades and other investments in operations. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities.

Recent News:

The company has completed the sale of North Cypress Medical Center, a 139-bed acute care hospital located in Cypress, Texas near Houston, to Hospital Corporation of America.

Its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock to be paid on October 11, 2018, to stockholders of record on September 13, 2018.

For the second quarter, the company reported net income of $111.6 million, or 30 cents per share and revenue of $201.9 million.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

MPW’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitability and robust profitability compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, RSI stands at 55.92 with positive bias. We rate Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) a STRONG BUY.

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