Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. analyst initiatedcoverage of MGM GrowthProperties with a rating of "buy," and a price target of$32. Donlan set his 2017 and 2018 AFFO estimates at $1.86 and $2.06,respectively.
The analyst wrote in a research report: "We see MGP’ssame-store NOI growing 1.8% through 2021 at least, which runs in stark contrastto many STNL REITs — With MGP having 1.) no capex requirements (though, MGMtypically spends 4%-6% per year on capex at its properties), 2.) no leasematurities until 2026, and 3.) a triple-net master lease with no expenseleakage; we see MGP’s same-store NOI increasing 1.8% per annum through 2021 asthe REIT receives 2.0% contractual annual bumps on base rent until 2022 (its$65M of percentage rent is not subject to bumps during this time period)."