Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

W.P. Carey Inc. REIT (WPC): Big Dividend, Big Risks

Page 1 of 5
If you like big dividends and discounted prices, W.P. Carey Inc. REIT (NYSE:WPC) may have caught your eye. It currently offers a 6.4% dividend yield, and its shares are trading nearly 16% lower than just 2 months ago. A cursory review of this REIT looks promising because of its big growing dividend, healthy dividend coverage ratio, and positive AFFO outlook.
REIT Stocks Northstar Realty Finance NRF

g0d4ather /

However, we believe there are some very big, yet less apparent, risk exposures that should be considered before investing such as the upcoming wall of debt maturities, the persistent drag and risks of its foreign currency hedging program, and the obvious conflicts of interest in its growing managed REITs program.

About W.P. Carey

W.P. Carey is a diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns primarily net-leased commercial real estate (net leased means the tenant, not the owner, pays the property expenses). In addition to its owned properties, WPC also manages a series of non-traded publicly registered investment programs. For perspective, in 2015 WPC’s real estate revenues were $735.4 million and its managed program revenues were $202.9 million. For further perspective, WPC’s owned real estate is well-diversified as shown in the following graphics.

Also worth considering, WPC’s share price has sold off nearly 16% in the last two months as it was caught up in the recent REIT selloff (i.e. until the last two months, REITs in general had been performing exceptionally well driven largely by income investors search for yield).

Follow W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC)
Trade (NYSE:WPC) Now!
Page 1 of 5

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!