Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:46

When A REIT Trading Over $15 A Share Is Shown To Have Nearly All Of Its Properties UNDERWATER!!! Featured

This is part six, and the second to last of my forensic rant on what I believe to be the CRE Short of the Year and the dead REIT walking known as PEI. In this installment, I will simply show that much of PEI's portfolio is either underwater, negative cash flowing or fully leveraged - in essence of null or negative value to the shareholder. If you haven't yet read parts one or two or three or four and five, please do for there is a wealth of data and analysis behind them that will bring the new reader up to speed. 

I'm releasing this proprietary blog research for two reasons:

  1. the share price has risen materially since the research was released, primarily due to the fact that so very little has been done to shed light on this company's true financial situation, and
  2. this gives us a prime opportunity to once again demonstrate the thoroughness and rigor of BoomBustBlog forensic analysis.

I'll keep this one short and simple. Most of PEI is U-N-D-E-R-W-A-T-E-R!!! That translates to the majority of its portfolio being of no value to equity shareholders or bondholders upon sale. In addition, at least 4 properties are kick negative cashflows, draining valuable and much needed cash from the rest of the company. See below and  Click to enlarge to print quality...PEI negative cash flow properties

 

Paid subscribers are welcome to download the corporate level valuation of PEI as well as all of the summary stats of our findings on its various properties. The spreadsheet can be found here - File Icon Results of Properties Analysis, Valuation of PEI with Lenders' Names. In putting a realistic valuation on PEI, we independently valued a sampling of 27 of its properties. We found that many if not most of those properties were actually underwater. Most of those that weren't underwater were mortgaged under a separate credit facility.   

PEI Underwater  Overly Encumbered Properties

Of course, many may be asking, "Well, what about those properties that you didn't look into independently?". Well, the reason why we didn't look into the others independently (other than resource constraints - this stuff is a lot of work and consumes many man-months of analytical labor) is that the state of the properties were rather obvious without deep digging. Below is a list of those properties we did not value. Please keep in mind that we feel (and we're most likely quite correct) that the carrying value of assets on management's balance sheet are often heavily skewered to the optimistic side. Not to say that they are explicitly lying, per se, just that they may have been feeling particularly good the day they spit out the numbers. With that being said, notice the amount of red that you see below.

PEI Properties Not Valued By BoomBustBlog

Again, paid subscribers are welcome to download the corporate level valuation of PEI as well as all of the summary stats of our findings on its various properties. The spreadsheet can be found here - File Icon Results of Properties Analysis, Valuation of PEI with Lenders' Names.

I will continue this analysis with a conclusion in the Fire Sale scenario, and offer professional and institutional subscribers property by property analysis in full and complete detail (about 10 pages per property). In the meantime and in between time I'm available to discuss the finer aspects of the analysis in the subscriber retail investor's discussion forum and individual property valuation discussions and higher end questions will be answered in the professional/institutional discussion forums. I will also be available to chat there as well.

The complete REIT analysis referred to in the chart can be found here for subscribers (the property by property valuations are for Professional/Institutional subscribers only):

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