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EQR : NYSE : Financial
$67.16 0.0 | 0.0%
Today's Range: 66.78 - 67.38
Avg. Daily Volume: 1651900.0
07/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

EQUITY RESIDENTIAL's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.08% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)603.63621.04
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)203.9218.58
Net Income ($mil)143.743587.76

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)110.17427.4
Total Assets ($mil)20608.3421301.29
Total Debt ($mil)8929.938583.82
Equity ($mil)10280.2811063.77

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin36.1337.89
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin33.7835.2
Sales Turnover0.120.13
Return on Assets4.1120.07
Return on Equity8.2138.61
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense104.8371.81
Interest Coverage1.953.04

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)367.14365.5
Div / share0.58.5
Book value / share28.030.27
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1653128.01916113.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 52.73 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.40 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.67. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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EQR 29.33 Peers 52.73   EQR 20.44 Peers 19.56

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

EQR is trading at a significant discount to 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.

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  Price to
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EQR 51.27 Peers 53.89   EQR NM Peers 4.92

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

EQR is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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EQR 2.40 Peers 3.67   EQR -80.30 Peers 33.36

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 significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, EQR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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EQR 9.96 Peers 8.15   EQR -8.75 Peers 10.08

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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


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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