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Motley Fool  Jul 26  Comment 
Realty Income is the biggest REIT in its area of specialization. Are the growth opportunities running out?
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newratings.com  Jul 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Realty Income Corp (O) on Wednesday reported second-quarter funds from operations of $159.5 million or $0.69 per share compared with $142.4 million or $0.64 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted FFO for the quarter...





 
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Realty Income Corporation engages in the acquisition and ownership of commercial retail real estate properties in the United States. The company leases its retail properties primarily to regional and national retail chain store operators. As of December 31, 2007, it owned 2270 retail properties located in 49 states, covering approximately 18.5 million square feet of leasable space.

Realty Income is one of the few companies which make monthly dividend payments to shareholders. The company is so proud of its ability to raise dividends several times per year, that it has trademarked the name The Monthly Dividend Company.


Trends and Forces

Potential Risks

One potential risk for the company is if it is unable to meet its financing needs from debt markets. I believe that we have seen most of the bad news in the financial markets. Since O managed to do just fine during the financial crisis that started last summer, I believe that it should do well in the future as well.

Another potential risk could be that the softening economy could have an adverse effect on some retailers and restaurants, which occupy O’s buildings. The vacancy ratio is about 96.8% as of July 28 2008, versus 98.6% as of June 30, 2007.




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