Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial REIT American Realty Capital Trust
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Realty's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
American Realty facts
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (2007)|
|Market Cap||$1.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$170.6 million|
|Management||CEO William Kahane
CFO Brian Jones
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(2.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$12.4 million / $913.7 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, all 12 of the members who have rated American Realty believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
- They focus on investment grade companies, with ~75% of current leases to investment grade companies.
- Dividend yield of 6% .
- Monthly dividends, with a commitment to increase them over time.
- Long-term leases, with the average lease having 13 years left.
- Virtually no lease expirations until 2018.
- Projected 13% FFO growth in 2013.
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