What's The Over / Under?
Inland announced today that is releasing the estimate per share value of its non-traded REIT Inland American on September 24. There is an accompanying conference call late on Friday. (Is there a coincidence that the 24th is a Friday, the usual day for releasing bad news?) Inland American's portfolio is full of limited service hotels and retail properties, among other types of real estate. Inland American raised over $7 billion and bought much of its portfolio in 2006 through 2008. Does anyone want to start the guessing at a per share valuation?
Here is a quick back of the envelop guess. Inland American's FFO per share for the first six months was $.2487 per share, and is $.497 on a straight annualization. Using simple FFO multiples of 9 to 12 gives a per share value of $4.48 to $5.97. I figure Inland will adjust the number in the REITs favor. (I am not sure whether a third party is providing the valuation.) I would set the over / under at $6.25 per share.