Friday, August 3, 2007

Gladstone Commercial Corporation

Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a NASDAQ listed security that has been trading in a range between $17.88 and $22.90 over the past year. With 8,565,260 shares outstanding, a recent price of $18.20 gives a total market capitalization of $159,142,530. While there are certainly larger companies, Gladstone Commercial Corporation has definitely earned its place in the pack. Last year, Gladstone Commercial Corporation created $0.27 in earnings for every share outstanding.

Gladstone Commercial Corporation is currently priced by the market at 128.40 times last year’s earnings. Many trading multiples around the world are quite attractive these days, but don’t be fooled. A Price to Earnings ratio of 0 simply means that the security didn’t make any money last year.

With a share price under $50 a share and earnings per share below $1 a share, Gladstone Commercial Corporation could be an interesting value proposition. Consistent earnings are the key to high valuations and this security is well on its way.

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