EQUITY RESIDENTIAL's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.32% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||668.16||641.47|
|Net Income ($mil)||217.74||110.98|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||88.17||96.17|
|Total Assets ($mil)||22950.61||22834.55|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10844.86||10766.25|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.02||35.23|
|Return on Assets||2.75||8.01|
|Return on Equity||6.03||-1.56|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||362.86||360.48|
|Div / share||0.5||0.65|
|Book value / share||28.57||29.15|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1914385.0||2040790.0|
BUY. EQUITY RESIDENTIAL's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 48.35 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.75 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, EQUITY RESIDENTIAL proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|EQR 45.64||Peers 48.35||EQR 21.51||Peers 22.80|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
EQR is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
EQR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|EQR 50.94||Peers 70.52||EQR NM||Peers 4.49|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
EQR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
EQR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|EQR 2.75||Peers 3.56||EQR 451.02||Peers 298.87|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
EQR is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
EQR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|EQR 10.91||Peers 8.28||EQR 9.31||Peers 27.13|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
EQR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
EQR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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