A Closer Look At Ventas Inc. (VTR)’s Financials


As of Friday close, Ventas Inc.’s (NYSE:VTR) stock was down -$1.79, moving down -3.89 percent to $44.24. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,059,320 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.42 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,396,330, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,097,898.

Since last month, VTR stock retreated -12.45%. Shares of the company fell to $44.11 on 03/13/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $64.02 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.33. Since the beginning of this year, VTR’s stock price has dropped by -1.80% or -$0.81, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -30.90% since its 52-week high.

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VTR stock investors should be aware that Ventas Inc. (VTR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 44 days ago on Feb 02. CAFARO DEBRA A, the Chairman and CEO of the company, disposed of 32,932 shares for $52.74 on Feb 02. It resulted in a $1,736,834 divestment by the insider. CAFARO DEBRA A sold 548 shares at an average price of $52.01 on Feb 01. The insider now owns 870,851 shares following the transaction. On Jun 01, Chairman and CEO CAFARO DEBRA A sold 17,400 shares at $56.43 apiece. The transaction was valued at $981,929.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.23. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 103.85 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.45 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.45. On Monday January 1 1900, a $0.3425 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 1.18, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.18. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 44.70% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 10.90%. Based on annual data, VTR earned $503.6 million in gross profit and brought in $4.13 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -0.40%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. VTR’s revenue fell -2.68% to $1.04 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.05 billion. While analysts expected Ventas Inc. to report $0 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.11 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $414.74 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $399.99 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Ventas Inc.’s (VTR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.62%, the RSI 9-day stood at 27.97% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Ventas Inc. price is down by -0.94% percent or -$0.42. At present, VTR shares trade -13.08% below its 20-day simple moving average and +19.15% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -5.93% below its SMA50 and -22.03% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 21.26% and Stochastic coefficient D was 25.76%, while ATR was 1.38. Given the Stochastic reading of 2.39% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 31.81%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.55, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.36.

Analyst Ratings

Credit Suisse reiterated its an Outperform rating on Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $48, representing a possible 29.78% increase in the stock price. Ventas Inc. (VTR) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, VTR is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Ventas Inc. stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $55.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $45.00 – $80.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Ventas Inc. (VTR) will achieve an average price target of $54.79.


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